Patrick Awuah is Founder and President of Ashesi University in Ghana, which is striving to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa.
Previously, Awuah worked as a program manager for Microsoft, where he spearheaded the development of dial-up internetworking technologies and gained a reputation for bringing difficult projects to completion.
Awuah holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Awuah is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a member of the USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid.
He has been named a global leader by the World Economic Forum, one of the 100 Most Creative People in business by Fast Company magazine and the 4th Most Respected CEO in Ghana by a survey of his peers.
By raising the bar for higher education in Ghana, Awuah and the Ashesi community aim to make a significant contribution towards a renaissance in Africa.