Alumnus of the Month
Richmond Amoah is our Westminster City School Alumnus of the Month. Richmond left Westminster City School in 2011 and now works as a Fleet EV Project Manager.
Please tell us a little about yourself – where do you work and how did you get to this role?
I am a Project Manager at bp, a British oil and gas company headquartered in London where I work in the Future Mobility and Solutions (FM&S) division. My specific team focuses on building Electric Vehicle solutions for major fleets across Europe, Asia and North America. My work spans product management, strategy and M&A. Prior to bp, I worked as a venture consultant at a renewable energy consultancy where I led the formation of a new EV start-up.
What are some of your proudest achievements since leaving Westminster City School?
I absolutely loved my time at WCS. My proudest achievements include being captain of the school football team for three years where we won a series of trophies and achieving the best GCSE results in my year in 2011.
What advice would you give someone looking to follow a similar career path?
I would say that they should gain as much varied experience as possible. Before I started my career, I was fortunate to have worked in investment banking, private equity and a number of startups around the world from Holland to Tanzania. All of these experiences combined continues to help me to tackle the varied work that I do on a daily basis.
How have your experiences at Westminster City School contributed to your life and successes since leaving school?
My time at WCS taught me the power of putting your head down and working hard.
Can you describe one of your fondest memories from your time at Westminster City School?
My fondest memory of my time at WCS was playing big football games before the start of school or during lunchtimes. These games would often be against different year groups and would involve 40+ students. You never knew what was going to happen.
I am really excited to continue building my skills and knowledge in the EV space and long-term I would love to take my skills to help fuel Africa’s EV revolution.
We love hearing what our alumni have been doing since leaving Westminster City School. Each month, we are inviting a member of our alumni community to share their story of life after Palace Street. If you’re an alumnus who would like to take part, or you’d like to volunteer an alumnus that you know, then please drop us an email.