Mr. Richard Okyere Acheampong is an accomplished Ghanaian Entrepreneur and Pharmacist with a little over 25 years in pharmaceutical practice. He founded Rokmer Pharma Limited, a Ghanaian pharmaceutical company in 1999 and the company has grown over the last two decades to become a notable name in the Ghanaian pharmaceutical industry.
Mr. Richard Acheampong’s natural passion for success and drive for excellence almost invariably finds him playing various leadership roles since infancy where he became School Prefect in his primary school, through to becoming the Deputy School Prefect in Achimota School. He was the JCR- Vice President in Republic Hall at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and after school, held leadership positions in almost every community in which he found himself; notable amongst which include:
- National Board Member, Ghana Co-operative Credit Unions Association (CUA).
- Tema Chapter Chairman, of the Ghana Co-operative Credit Unions Association (CUA).
- Board Chairman, Ghana Co-operative Pharmacists Credit Union Ltd. (GCPCUL).
- National Executive Council [NEC] Member of Chamber of Pharmacy, Ghana.
- General Secretary, Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers Association (PIWA), Ghana.
- National Treasurer, West African Nobles Forum.
For his endeavors in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Acheampong has won a number of awards.
Mr. Acheampong attended the Achimota School from 1982 to 1989, one of Ghana’s foremost second cycle institutions. He then continued to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology from 1991 to 1996 where he graduated with a B.Pharm (Hons) Degree, 2nd Class (Upper Division). He then pursued and was awarded his Executive MBA in Marketing from 2003 to 2005 from the University of Ghana Business School.
Outside business, Mr. Acheampong is a devoted Christian (an Elder in church). He is very active in church activities holding positions such as the Chairman of the Welfare Committee and the Funeral Planning Committee of Perez Chapel International at Dzorwulu (Perez Dome) in Accra. In this capacity, he has been able to transform a hitherto non-vibrant Funeral Planning Committee into a solid Church Welfare Scheme currently being partnered by Vanguard Assurance to the satisfaction and benefit of members.
Mr. Richard Acheampong believes that one’s title just makes him a “manager”, but it is the people you lead that determines that you are a leader. To him, leadership is not the job of putting greatness into people, but rather the recognition that this greatness already exists. He, therefore, tries as much as possible to challenge the thinking of everyone he works and interacts with, to create the appropriate enabling environment and invest in individuals so as to inspire that greatness in them to emerge.
He aspires to be a role model for integrity, humility, and teamwork. What he expects from his team is for members to become learners (adaptable), to be committed to the cause and to be accountable individually and collectively to the outcomes. His mantra is “Don’t identify problems without offering potential solutions”.
Mr. Richard Acheampong was born on 3rd May 1968, and is married to Mercy, a Geodetic Engineer. The couple have four children, two boys and two girls.