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Posted by: on January 27, 2020

My journey from Kenya to Oxford University

How does a young Kenyan doctor, who through her earlier years dreamt of being a neurosurgeon, end up at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford? The answer to this – oddly enough – is a question. And this question is, “Do you want your life to count for something – or not?” Here’s my story. […]

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Posted by: on October 22, 2019

Get to know Rebone Shaku, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Having experienced life on both sides of the inequality spectrum, i.e. life in poverty vs life in financial abundance, I am acutely passionate about reducing poverty and economic inequality in Africa. I am a spoken word fanatic, a lover of good music, spiritually grounded, psychology curious, joyful soul. Sector/Industry you worked in […]

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Posted by: on May 18, 2018

East Africa Trek

If you had a trust that could generate $200K every year, what would you do with your time? This question was posed to me while I was sunbathing on a boat, in Lamu, with brilliant people representing all of the continents, learning about how to do business in East Africa. I actually could truly in […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Rwanda

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 2: Rwanda A city in transition: the above image shows the recently built CBD which has sprung up in the past decade, while the image below shows the areas hugging the CBD. Rwanda is a small […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2017

Africa Trek 2017: Oxford MBAs visit Nairobi

A group of 2016-17 Oxford MBAs go on the annual Africa Trek. This year’s destination: Nairobi and Kigali. Part 1: Nairobi A man pushes his bicycle through Toi Market, a thriving second-hand clothing market in Nairobi that stretches multiple blocks, eventually ending in Kibera slum. In April 2017 17 MBA’s spent an unforgettable two weeks […]

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Posted by: on May 13, 2016

Top Ten Things I Learned on The Africa Trek

1. The founders of M-KOPA and their Nairobi campus teeming with sharp, happy employees will blow your mind with how much a few Oxford MBAs can achieve in three years. 2. You don’t really know who you are until you’re cranky in pyjamas with no make-up on in another country with the classmates you tried […]

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Posted by: on April 26, 2016

My 5 Key Learnings From The Oxford South Africa Elective

I recently returned from the Johannesburg elective, taught by the amazing Mthuli Ncube. Over the course of a week, the 40+ participants immersed ourselves in all things Africa. From site visits to Standard Bank and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to meetings with leading South African businessman Mark Alberti of Massmart and Colin Coleman of Goldman […]

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