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Meet Patrick Awuah Jr, one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders (Fortune Magazine)

We need deeply ethical leaders in Africa.

Dr Patrick Awuah Jr, founding president of Ashesi University

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Dr Patrick Awuah Jr, founding president of Ashesi University.

Fortune Magazine ranks Awuah as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders.

Ashesi University College is a private non-profit entity with a reputation for quality education in Ghana.

Awuah made millions working for Microsoft the US, but quit to create a university in his native Ghana.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Most of what needs to be built in Africa is yet to be built.

Dr Patrick Awuah Jr, founding president of Ashesi University

Africa will have 2.5 billion people in the next 35 years.

Dr Patrick Awuah Jr, founding president of Ashesi University

We don’t give our education away for free. Some students pay in full, others pay something and some others pay nothing.

Dr Patrick Awuah Jr, founding president of Ashesi University

I think Africa will flourish if we have people who rule with integrity.

Dr Patrick Awuah Jr, founding president of Ashesi University

I see our alumni body doing great things! 20 or 30 years from now these students are going to be exactly the kinds of leaders our country needs.

Dr Patrick Awuah Jr, founding president of Ashesi University

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