Before founding Ashesi University, Patrick worked as a
Program Manager for Microsoft where, among other things,
he spearheaded the development of dial-up internet working
technologies and gained a reputation for bringing difficult
projects to completion.
He holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Economics
from Swarthmore College, an MBA from UC Berkeley’s
Haas School of Business, and honorary Doctorates from
Swarthmore College, Babson College and the University of
He has won many prestigious international awards including
the 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.