The picture of kindness and humility, Richard isn’t exactly the kind of guy who goes around boasting about his accomplishments. We’re happy to do it for him. This Ghanaian-born business whiz has a Bachelor of Science and a CMA and MBA in finance and project manager. Among his many accomplishments is growing a small business from 500,000 to 35,000,000 GBP and heading up the administrative office of the Ghana division of British Airways. Since joining our team as office manager in December of last year, Richard has taught us a lot, brought us together as a team and streamlined how our office runs. thirdstream is much the better for it.
Here are some other cool facts about Richard.
Tell us about yourself
My name – Richard Odei-Wontumi – means ‘a Friday born’ in Ghana. Generally speaking, people born on a Friday are described as being adventurous, wise and tenacious. We’re also known to be leaders, passionate and the people who tend to get things started.
When did you join the thirdstream team?
December 8, 2014.
What is your role with thirdstream?
Office/business manager. This means I oversee office administration, financial management, human resources, facilities and developing office culture.
What appeals to you the most about the work you do with thirdstream?
The people in the company and management.
In 1-2 sentences, what do you appreciate the most about being part of this team?
Being able to share ideas and listening to other ideas. The way people think and see things comparing to your thoughts and figuring out what to do next, excites me.
Now for the fun stuff.
Ghana and the United Kingdom.
Grew up in which decade
In the 1960’s and 70’s .
Biggest influence when you were growing up
Huge fan of
Family you’d like to mention
My kids: Ewurakua, Paa Kwesi, Ewurabena and Sandra and my wife Cecilia.
Other hobbies and interests
Reading, talking to people and socializing. I’m also a world traveller and can be very adventurous.
I love these phrases:
“What is going in your head may not be the real story, the opportunity you have is the real story. Make your best out of it.” and “The only constant in life is change.”