The Oxford Business Alumni (OBA) Network is a world-class, international community connecting alumni from San Francisco to Sydney, and everywhere in between.
The Oxford Business Alumni (OBA) Network is the official global business alumni network for the School’s degree programme alumni, current post-graduate students, and qualifying Executive Education participants, as well as University of Oxford graduates with an interest in business.
With more than 10,000 members living in 129 countries, the OBA Network, its alumni-led regional OBA Chapters, and student-led Oxford Business Networks provide lifelong intellectual, professional and social connections to the Oxford community long after our alumni have left, wherever they may be.
The OBA Network also provides students with an important connection to the wider business alumni community during their time at the School, as all the School’s post-graduate degree programme students – including MBAs, EMBAs, MFEs, and MLFs – are uniquely welcomed as full members upon matriculation.
Additionally, as an Oxonian for life, the School’s degree programme alumni become members of the wider Oxford alumni community of more than 230,000.
OBA Network members in action:
Creating social impact
Forbes recently named alumna Erica Mackey (MBA, Class of 2010) to its “30 Under 30” list of Social Entrepreneurs for her work as co-founder of Off.Grid:Electric. The organisation provides high-quality and affordable renewable electrical services to the world’s off-grid poor, with a goal of lighting off-grid Africa by providing power to 10 million households within 10 years, to benefit 50 million people.
Fuelling business growth
Following his degree, Patrick Grant (EMBA Class of 2004) first successfully rejuvenated the British bespoke tailors Norton & Sons of Savile Row. He then relaunched E. Tautz & Sons in 2009, for which he was awarded the Menswear Designer award at the 2010 British Fashion Awards.
Stimulating public debate
In its fifth year, the student-run Oxford Africa Business Conference welcomed H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda as the keynote speaker. Though this decision was not without controversy, it was seen as an important step in recognising recent socio-economic advances in Africa.
Influencing policy at the highest levels
In December 2012, alumnus Masanobu Ogura (MFE, Class of 2009) was elected to the National Diet of Japan as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, joining Keisuke Tsumura, (MBA, Class of 2000), who has been serving in the Diet since 2003.
The OBA Network is managed by the Saïd Business School Alumni Relations Office. More information is available at www.oxfordbusinessalumni.org.