First Class Business Administration Graduate Richard Owiredu Sasu Shares his Journey to Success and Overcoming Atychiphobia

Richard Owiredu Sasu

Richard Owiredu Sasu, a recent graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon, holds a First Class Honours degree in Business Administration. He is one of many individuals who suffer from atychiphobia, the fear of not being able to achieve their full potential. In an interview with, Richard revealed that not living up to his full potential is his greatest fear.

Richard began his journey into the business world as a secondary school student at Koforidua Senior High School, where he took business courses as electives. After his WASSCE in 2017, he returned home for a year after being rejected by the University of Ghana Business School. He continued his studies at the university in 2018.

Apart from his academic pursuits, Richard was also actively involved in extracurricular activities during his time at the university. He helped other students, particularly freshmen, settle on campus and mentored them extensively. Richard also held leadership positions as the Speaker of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS BHJCR), the Financial Controller of Legon Hall, and the Vice President of the ACCA UG Campus Club during his final two years on campus.

In addition to his leadership roles, Richard gained professional experience through internships. He served as a business developer intern with Brigham Healthcare, a finance and audit intern with Bright Network, and a part-time Inventory Auditor for the Melcom Groups. He also holds the CFI Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst Certification.

To mark his graduation, Richard shared a story of his four-year experience titled “I am not a genius, just a Kwahu boy fueled by grace” on his LinkedIn page. Currently, Richard is completing his national service as an Accounts Officer with an Oil and Gas Bulk Distribution Company. He hopes to become a financial auditor and is actively pursuing this goal by enrolling in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) program.