Jonathan Mensah

Studied: Mechanical Engineering at Takoradi Technical University

Logical Reasoning Score: 68%

Engineering Exam Score: 80%

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
Prison break
Your preferred superpower
Regenerative power
Your greatest fear:
Snakes!
You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
I will buy a big mansion for my family and also buy a Range Rover because it is my dream car.
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up in a town called Bogoso in the western region of Ghana, with my mum who is a trader and my dad who is a farmer. I have a brother and two sisters and a cat called Jakky whom I used to play with often.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My favourite memory is when my parents bought me new clothes and shoes during Christmas. My dad also used to buy a big cow for us to enjoy during Christmas time.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?

The biggest challenges facing industries in Ghana are;

  • Energy crises and utility pricing
  • Excessive taxes, levies, and fees
  • Competition from imported goods
How would your colleagues describe you?
My colleagues describe me as a good team player; analytical, results oriented and a learner.

“Engineering is a big problem solving tool for continuous improvement. Field Ready is more than a programme, it is an opportunity for Africa.”

How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In five years time, I see myself in a senior position (OIM or high level executive). I would also like my job to take me around the world coaching other employees and managing more people in different countries to become Field Ready.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My amazing mother. She continuously brings an abundance of joy to my life and gives me the best advice in the world. Even on the worst of days, her uplifting and hopeful spirit always makes a difference.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
I was part of a team who met deadline to win a national award. It was a humbling experience when we were honoured as a team amongst the best small business in the country. We received a citation and a lot of recommendations.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
As a child, I loved to see how machines work and fixing spoilt items was a hobby I enjoyed very much. I decided to study engineering for this reason as my passion grew stronger upon realizing that engineering was a problem solving tool for continuous improvement. The very nature of engineers and how they work also deepened my interest to be an engineer.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
I will encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering because it is a problem solving tool for continuous improvement. Engineering makes people think analytical to improve the world. It also brings financial security.