Mark Probert

Mark Probert

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School 
University of Oxford 
Executive Education Centre 
Egrove Park 
OX1 5NY 


Mark specialises in helping leaders to navigate the unknown in designing and implementing strategy. 

Of special interest are scenario planning, strategic implementation, the role of the leader in organisational change, organisational receptivity to transformed leaders, and innovation.

As an associate fellow, Mark designs and delivers a range of executive education, executive coaching and consulting interventions for the School’s multinational clientele. Much of his work includes a sector focus on engineering, life sciences, natural resources and financial services. At the School, he has directed programmes for companies such as Rolls-Royce, China Construction Bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Life, Petrofac and a flagship programme for Chinese and Taiwanese entrepreneurs.

Mark holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from The Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Prior to working in executive development and consulting, Mark was chief operating officer of an Internet-based photo sharing and printing service with operations in France, Germany and the UK. He previously held a variety of product management, product engineering and market development roles for the Caltex Petroleum Corporation, primarily in Asia. Mark has worked in many parts of the world, including the USA, Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.