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. Before founding Ashesi, 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.
He 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.