Founder and President of Ashesi University in Ghana, Patrick Awuah, was announced today as a keynote speaker for SXSW EDU 2019.
With a reputation for innovation and quality education in Ghana, Patrick has been widely recognized for his leadership and was most recently named the 4th Most Respected CEO in Ghana. He’s also won the MacArthur Fellowship; the McNulty Prize; Membership of the Order of the Volta – one of Ghana’s highest awards, given to individuals who exemplify the ideal of service to the country; and the World Innovation Summit for Education Prize.
Ashesi University is a not-for-profit institution, recognized as one of the finest universities in Africa. Under Patrick’s leadership, Ashesi has created a powerful curriculum and model grounded in the liberal arts that fosters critical thinking, entrepreneurship, ethics, and leadership.
“I founded Ashesi to be the spark of a revitalized Africa. Ashesi is a catalyst for new enterprises and new solutions and offers a new model for other universities in Africa.
Africa will be transformed under the leadership of bright young Africans who are educated in Africa, taught to think critically, to question, to solve problems and above all, to care.”
–Patrick Awuah Jr.
Prior to founding Ashesi, Patrick spearheaded a number of notable projects at Microsoft. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College and earned an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business before returning to his native Ghana.
Learn more about Patrick Awuah Jr., and make plans to attend his keynote address at SXSW EDU, March 4-7, 2019!
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2019 EDU Keynote Patrick Awuah Jr., Founder & President, Ashesi University, Ghana
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