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Posted by: on January 10, 2021

Get to know Sanya Rajpal, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us a bit about yourself I am a Development and Policy Expert, Entrepreneur and Lawyer. Passionately dedicated to creating impact and facilitating change through creating opportunities for people’s excellence to shine – usually through education, entrepreneurship and cognitive skills. Most recently I was working at the UN, working on trade&development issues. I’m driven by […]

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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 December 18, 2020

“Maria, I think you’re on Mute!”

Although It’s been just seven weeks into the MBA, it feels longer; it feels more like halfway into the program. A lot’s happened. (in a good way!) We started without a lockdown, and now there is a lockdown. Thankfully, educational purposes are sort of exempt so we still get in person classes. My week typically […]

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Posted by: on November 24, 2020

Has your world changed this year? How do you feel going into the MBA in a COVID-...

“My world hasn’t changed at all this year”… … said no-one ever about 2020. As we hurtle towards the end of Michaelmas term (already?!) and we are less than six weeks away from closing the door on 2020, it seems like a great opportunity to address the question; “Has your world changed this year?” I […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2020

What led me to the Oxford MBA

Last year, I completed a decade long goal to visit all 50 American states before turning 30. I road tripped from one ocean to the other, I went glamping in Montana on the way to Glacier National Park, and I attended the Houston (Texas) Rodeo after touring NASA among other trips and adventures. While visiting […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2020

Get to know Maria Rotilu, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I’m a former management consultant turned venture builder who helped startups like Uber and Branch.co scale in Sub-Saharan Africa. I enjoy helping technology businesses reach global scale. On a lazy day, you’ll find me writing, reading or watching a TV show. I am a little obsessed with cyberpunk dystopian movies or […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2020

GET TO KNOW CHI OKAFOR, CLASS OF 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I am an avid advocate for women development, with over 5 years professional experience working across communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations, my passion and commitment to driving gender parity has led to key engagements between the Houses of Parliament London, Senate of Nigeria, United Nations Addis Ababa and TEDx.  Sector/Industry you […]

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Posted by: on October 1, 2020

Get to know Sharon Gyesi, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I am a certified public accountant who specialized in external audits, and now an agripreneur.  I’ve lived in Accra Ghana and in the USA in the following cities; St. Louis, Atlanta and also the Washington D.C metro area. When I’m not working, you’ll find me either travelling, taking pictures or posing […]

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Posted by: on October 1, 2020

Get to know Oliver Doraisamy, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: Australian diplomat with over 6 years’ experience in international trade and development, including at the UN and WTO. Previously managed a social enterprise supporting primary education and community business in rural Uganda. Passionate about driving financially sustainable solutions to social challenges. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Government (Foreign Affairs) Sector/Industry you […]

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Posted by: on September 15, 2020

Get to know Chelsea Pennucci, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: Early in my career, I became fascinated by social sector growth strategy, specifically how innovative organizations with proven models scale to expand their impact in a big way. Since then, I’ve been at healthcare and financial services organizations doing this work. Lifelong athlete, doughnut enthusiast, aspiring ukuleleist. Sector/Industry you worked in […]

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