Kwadwo Asante Addo

Kwadwo Asante Addo

Studied at: Civil Engineering at Central University

Logical Reasoning Score: 98%

Engineering Exam Score: 93%

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
Breaking Bad
Your preferred superpower
The ability to read minds
Your greatest fear:
Snakes!
You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
I’ll invest the money in profitable stocks and treasury bills.
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up in Akosombo in the Eastern Region of Ghana. I have 3 brothers and a sister. My dad is a civil engineer.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memories are playing football barefoot with my friends, going fruit hunting and jumping in the rain.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
The cost of utilities in Ghana are relatively high and this affects the cost of goods and services. Many industries in Ghana also have a low level of digitalization and the education of many graduates is often not industry tailored.
How would your colleagues describe you?
I’m a friendly person who is highly organized. I am willing to help people around me and I try to show everyone respect and tolerance. I have a good sense of humor and I love music.

“I want to see Ghana become a highly industrialized country, with young engineers at the forefront of her development.”

How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In 5 years’ time, I want to be a member of Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), obtain a Master’s degree in civil engineering and manage important portfolios for my employer. I also want to be a brand ambassador of Field Ready and train other Ghanaian engineers to be highly employable.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My mother. She grew up from humble beginnings but worked hard to ensure we never lacked food, clothing or shelter. She always encourages me to work wholeheartedly in anything I set my mind on and lifts my spirits when I’m down.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
I completed my first degree in Civil Engineering among the top three students of my class. It proved that the tears and sweat I put into my studies paid off.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
Civilization and development are built primarily on engineering. I decided to study engineering so I can help contribute to the development of Ghana.
I enjoy the methodical approach to analyzing a problem and the satisfaction that comes from solving a difficult engineering challenge
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
I hope to start a mentorship program in the future which will target high school students. The program will liaise with other engineers to offer career advice and sponsorship to brilliant students to pursue engineering programs.