Dear Student Affairs colleagues,
I write to share the good news that George Ampratwum has accepted our offer to serve as Executive Director of the Career Center, with an anticipated start date of Monday, September 11.
Mr. Ampratwum has served most recently as the Director of Partnerships and Career Development at the Ashinaga Foundation in Japan. While there, he led the design, execution, and evaluation of five professional development initiatives and strategic programs in Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Brazil, and sub-Saharan Africa for over 150 employees and 6500 students. Other accomplishments included leading research and analytics to identify audience learning needs for employees and students and creating and facilitating learning and professional development programs across seven regional offices (UK, France, Brazil, USA, Japan, Senegal and Uganda).
Prior to the Ashinaga Foundation, he served at the African Leadership University (ALU) in both Rwanda and Mauritius as a Career Development Manager and Associate, respectively, scaling ALU’s career development and strategic corporate partnerships across the Rwanda and Mauritius campuses to ensure that 1200+ student secured jobs post-graduation.
George brings to Pitt a global perspective and experience, as well as expertise in business development and analysis, strategy and systems design, talent sourcing and management, financial modeling, and team development and management, among other skills. He holds a B.A. in psychology and sociology and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Ghana and an Executive MBA from the African Leadership University in Rwanda. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and working out.
I also want to thank Dr. Ryan Sweeny for having ably served as our Interim Director of the Career Center since July 2022. Thank you, Ryan!
Please join me in warmly welcoming George to Pitt!