A former programmer at Microsoft and an entrepreneur in Ghana, Mr. Patrick Awuah is all set to transform education and the future of Africa.
Mr. Awuah established the Ashesi University College in Ghana in 2002. Associated with Microsoft, Ashesi is an accredited, private, and non-sectarian educational institution that aims to nurture future business leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Ashesi’s goals include creating a generation of ethical leaders, exceptional scholars, and committed citizens.
Mr. Awuah’s innovative educational model in his liberal arts college has earned him accolades the world over, including a nomination for the Global Leader 2007 at the World Economic Forum.
Mr. Awuah’s vision for a new generation of African youth, equipped with critical thinking skills, entrepreneurial leadership, and ethical professional service have earned him the John P. McNulty Prize in 2009 from the Aspen Institute.
In 2010, Ghana recognized him as the 8th most influential CEO and rewarded him with the Educational Development Millennium Excellence Award.
In 2012, the Haas School of Business at Berkeley, of which Mr. Awuah is an alumna, felicitated him with the Leading Through Innovation Award.
On March 13, Babson College, one of the best business colleges in the United States, announced that it will present an Honorary Doctor of Laws to Mr. Awuah in May 2013.
This will be Mr. Awuah’s second honorary Doctorate degree; he received his first Honorary Doctorate from Swarthmore College.
– Mantra Roy