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Posted by: on January 5, 2022

Studying at Oxford through a pandemic

Skoll Scholar and MBA alumna, Shiemaa Ahmed decided to take a year and study during a global pandemic. With a mass of uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic brought, Shiemaa still managed to make the most of her time at Oxford. What made you decide to do an MBA during the pandemic? I applied for the […]

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Posted by: on January 2, 2021

Get to Know Tom Perfrement, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us about yourself: Chemical engineer turned management consultant turned social entrepreneur. Passionate about tennis, investing (listed equities), coffee, traveling, and empowering the not-for-profit ecosystem with data analytics capabilities. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Management Consulting (L.E.K. Consulting) Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Social Impact / Funds Management / Consulting Country of […]

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Posted by: on September 24, 2020

On leadership, friendship and the absurdity of life

Life is a little different since we last spoke. In my earlier blog post Coronavirus was a small piece of news from a distant land. January 31 was the first day it entered the public forum of our cohort’s social media channels. As February wore on and the situation worsened, what officially became known as […]

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Posted by: on August 21, 2020

From the CIA to Uber, via the Oxford MBA

After proudly serving for 15 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), I decided I needed a change. I served across the CIA in different analytics, operations, and technical roles, and it was that last experience that opened my eyes to the incredible technologies developed by the private sector to solve some of the world’s […]

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Posted by: on August 18, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Anastasiya Kizima

I started my career in FX Derivatives at Merrill Lynch. This was a full time role, which I managed alongside my full-time undergraduate studies (in Finance, with an Economics minor) in NYC. Upon graduating I knew that, while it had been a great few years, I wanted to try something new. With this in mind, […]

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Posted by: on August 18, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Gerisha Nadaraju

I currently work as a Product Operations Lead at TrueLayer (an Open Banking fintech startup) in London. TrueLayer was my first job post Oxford MBA and I joined the company over 2 years ago as a Business Operations Analyst when there were only 10 other employees. We’ve now grown to about 150 people and I’ve […]

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Posted by: on July 20, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Soline Cussac

Right after the end of my MBA programme, I moved back to Hong Kong, where I was already working before the MBA to join a risk consulting firm called Blackpeak as the Head of Marketing. While the move was primarily motivated by personal reasons, I also chose this city so I could fully leverage my […]

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Posted by: on July 15, 2020

My journey post MBA

“You will really understand the value of the MBA after 2-3 years,” a friend and Oxford MBA alumnus told me last year. I took the MBA as a reflection and learning year: to get to know myself better, improve my leadership skills, understand my strengths and my values in contrast, get to connect with people […]

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Posted by: on July 13, 2020

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Impact Investment

Inequality is one of the greatest challenges of our time, hampering growth, spurring strife and instability and impeding human development. Income inequality has been worsening across countries since the turn of the century and is likely to be tremendously exacerbated by COVID-19. The impact investment sector has been a powerful force for progress towards many […]

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Posted by: on June 30, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Anna Nilsson

After Oxford I changed my career trajectory completely, from Energy Trading in Germany, to Google in Dublin – a phenomenon referred to as ‘triple jumping’ in the MBA world. I had never been to Ireland before but was used to moving to where the job was so it came quite naturally to me. It was […]

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