Oxford Africa Business Alliance


A partnership between our students, alumni, faculty, and staff at Oxford Saïd, focused on driving our Africa Initiative.

The Africa Alliance provides a platform to stimulate a vigorous dialogue about business, investment and entrepreneurship in Africa. Through our faculty, students & alumni members, we are able to incorporate both practitioner and academic perspectives on how to do business on the continent and the opportunities that exist. The Alliance was created to formalise and strengthen our Africa initiative, and to stimulate action in addition to generating ideas. It also brings African thought-leaders together to talk on the opportunities on the continent; and connects members with other African related networks and groups. 

The Continent is teeming with talent; and one of my goals is to attract the most diverse group of African MBA students that Oxford Saïd has ever had.

Chido Chigwedere

MBA Alumna

I am African, and Oxford was for me


Created by students of the Alliance to inspire and support future African Oxford MBA candidates

Our committee

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Each year, we appoint a committee made up of Oxford MBA students with a passion for Africa. The 2021/22 committee is led and supported by staff and academics within the School. 

I have made it one of my key objectives during my time at Oxford, to share both the passion I have for the development of the continent and the experience that I gained supporting and advocating for SMEs in Africa.

Nouss Bih

MBA Student, Co-Chair


We are proud to have a diverse representation of African students in the current MBA cohort


Africa representation


African students


African women


African nationalities





The Africa Alliance focuses on a range of activities including:

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You can sign up to our mailing list to receive our newsletters, invitations to events, and information on other Africa related activities.

Oxford Africa Business Forum

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The Youth of Africa: Accessing the Opportunity, Navigating the Challenge

Held virtually on 11 March 2022 we will delve into the opportunities and challenges that Africa’s fast growing youth population present. More than 200 million Africans, or just over 20 per cent of the total population, are aged between 15 and 24, and that demographic is expected to grow to 321 million by 2030.

How government and business leaders on the continent manage Africa’s 'youth bulge' will determine how economies are able to access the opportunity and navigate the challenge.

EBII Group

The Africa Compliance Hub

Through the Oxford Africa Business Alliance, we have partnered with the EBII Group to be a champion of their Africa Compliance Hub (ACH). EBII’s goal is to make it easier for international investors and firms to invest and do business in Africa by providing them with best practice due diligence and compliance services. This strongly aligns with our goal of supporting the relevant knowledge infrastructure, training, and resources which African firms and SMEs need to compete. Through this membership our students and alumni will have access to high level conferences and events; best practices training and workshops and networking opportunities with key business leaders.

I hope to assist in embedding and expanding the Africa initiative to ensure future African candidates receive the same or even better opportunities to be apart of the Oxford Saïd community.

Heena Nathoo

MBA Alumna