Each year around 10% of the Oxford MBA cohort take up roles within the social impact sector
‘To be honest, it was no longer fulfilling. I felt like work had to be more meaningful,’ stated Oxford MBA alumnus Fábio Couto as he reflected on his early career. Back in his home country of Brazil, he worked as a PR consultant and dealt with reputational issues in industries such as fossil fuels and chemical production.
Fast forward to 2019 and Fábio is a consultant at the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) in Ethiopia through the UN World Food Programme. He’s still a consultant, but rather than working for conglomerates Fábio is overseeing projects that are transforming lives in Africa’s second-most populous nation.
So, how did he make this transition and how did the Oxford MBA help?