MBA African Scholar profiles

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Investing in Africa and supporting the next generation of African leaders.

Read about our diverse community of scholars who have received recognition and funding from a variety of scholarship programmes.

2022-23 Class

Annatu Abdulai

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship
Mansfield College
Ghana

Over nine years, in different capacities, Annatu has supported over 100 entrepreneurs across various sectors to build up their businesses. Her roles have included mentoring and coaching, business strategy and investment-readiness consulting, and entrepreneur support program design and implementation.

Toby Audu

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
St Hugh's College
Nigeria

Toby is a digital entrepreneur with over six years' experience in management consulting. He is passionate about enabling business in Africa through technology, finance, and sustainable policy, and he believes that the Oxford MBA provides the perfect environment to harness his passion.

Onishemo Elizabeth Damilola

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
St Catherine's College
Nigeria

Onishemo is passionate about wealth management and ethically driving economic development and sustainable prosperity in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. She also has a particular focus on the underbanked. Thanks to the Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarship, she is one step closer to actualising her goals.

Uduak Ekong

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
St Antony's College
Nigeria

An infrastructure engineer with eight years' experience, Uduak has led teams to execute diverse million-dollar infrastructure projects in Nigeria. Uduak hopes to combine her experience with strategy consulting to address the infrastructure gap in Africa.

Hadizat Gbadamosi

Wanakaset African Women's Scholarship
St Antony's College
Nigeria

A product manager with experience working in the African fintech space. Over the past four years, Hadizat has led teams to build products that have driven financial inclusion for over one million Africans. After the MBA she intends to use technology to solve financial inclusion problems for the next billion.

Tochi Ginigeme

Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarships
Green Templeton College
Nigeria

An economist with a breadth of operational experience across multiple industries, Tochi spent the past four years of her career as a manager at ABInBev. She is also a gender equality advocate passionate about creating opportunities in Africa through entrepreneurship and enterprise.

Stefan Haas

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Kellogg College
South Africa

Stefan is a young professional with strategy and technology experience across multiple industries. His interests include sustainability and its impact on global business and working with start-ups in emerging markets. This scholarship will enable a truly transformative and invaluable experience.

Mogammad Yaameen Jardien

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Kellogg College
South Africa

Mogammad Yaameen, a chemical engineer, spent the last four years developing products for Africa’s largest asset manager, Ninety One. Mogammad Yaameen aims to develop the industries he is passionate about on the African continent. Oxford’s commitment to Africa made Saïd Business School his first choice.

Sharleen Kikunze

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Green Templeton College
Kenya

Sharleen is an impact investment professional who has worked with companies spanning across multiple industries in Africa. She is passionate about innovation, impact, and sustainable development. With the Oxford MBA, Sharleen seeks to expand her international network, with a focus on Africa.

Jigar Kamalnayan Kothari

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Hertford College
Tanzania

Jigar is an economic consultant with a keen interest in high-impact entrepreneurship. He hopes to leverage his MBA experience to bridge the gap between sustainable tourism and local community engagement through ecotourism ventures across Africa. When not at work, you can find him scuba diving.

Oxford-Grace Lake, AAF, and Chevening Scholar

My scholarships and admission to Oxford have enabled me to be a source of inspiration to Nigerians and the wider Africa community. My story has inspired people to take a shot at their big dreams, including applying to Oxford.

Oluwatofunmi Onaolapo

MBA 2020-21

Sia Uwamahoro Kwimbere

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Reuben College
Tanzania

Sia is passionate about the economic growth and development of Tanzania, East Africa, and Africa. She has contributed to this through strategy and development consulting. In the future, she hopes to launch and run successful social enterprises in Tanzania's hospitality and tourism sector.

Leye Makanjuola

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Kellogg College
Nigeria

Founder and CEO of Intense, a marketing and technology company. Leye consults for businesses on digital marketing and transformation projects. He plans to scale Intense into a global technology consultancy and grow his new start-up, a digital bank into a unicorn.

Msizi Ayabonga Masikane

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Linacre College
South Africa

A CA(SA) and ACMA, CGMA, with nine and a half years of experience in development finance, Msizi is pursuing an Oxford MBA to deepen his strategy skillset and gain global perspectives. Empowering him to be a leading and trusted advisor in strategy execution in finance and industry.

Jonathan Moustakis

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Green Templeton College
South Africa

As a medical doctor employed by the South African government, Jonathan effected interventions focused on infectious disease control and won awards for his research and service. He has joined Oxford MBA to develop the skills to unravel the complex problem of healthcare inequity.

Oghomwen Gwen Nehikhare

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
St Hugh's College
Nigeria

Gwen is a licensed Chartered Accountant with four years in treasury operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. She started her career at ARM HoldCo, one of the largest assets management firms in Nigeria, after which she moved to Multigate Payment Limited, one of the fastest growing fintechs in Nigeria.

Grace Njunge

Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarships
St John’s College
Kenya

Grace has spent the last seven years working in impact consulting supporting governments, corporations, and philanthropic institutions in building sustainable and inclusive programmes. She hopes to leverage her experience and the Oxford MBA to invest in early and growth stage entrepreneurs in Africa.

Modupe Olaniyan

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Linacre College
Nigeria

With a consulting background, Modupe launched independently to help SMEs create systems and structure needed to scale. She looks to see more African businesses become transgenerational and play competitively on the global stage. She was drawn to the strong African focus of the School.

Tolulope Popoola

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarship
St Anne's College
Nigeria

A finance professional passionate about the delivery of positive social outcomes through investments, Tolulope has advised and led the investment of over a billion dollars into African businesses and assets. Post-MBA, he plans to focus on transforming EMs through impact and other values-based investing ideas.

Obanor Chukwuwezam Riomachi

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
Green Templeton College
Nigeria

Chukwuwezam is a business leader and strategist. He spent the past decade as a start-up founder and now plans to leverage opportunities unique to Oxford to transition to the venture capital industry. He chose Oxford for its international reputation, class diversity, and networking opportunities.

Taiwo Rebecca Shotunde

Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarships
St Antony's College
Nigeria

Taiwo has helped organisations solve business problems and create solutions as a consultant. The Oxford MBA will help Taiwo acquire the right skills and education to help her work with executives on growth transformation projects and develop winning expansionary business strategies. 

Tolulope Taiwo-Ashaju

Oxford-Grace Lake Scholarship 
St Cross College
Nigeria

Tolulope is experienced in consulting and has supported clients in government, private sector organisations, and start-ups. She is eager to fast-track economic growth and development in Africa. At Oxford, she desires to enhance her business acumen and skill set for greater impact.

Africa and Oxford Saïd

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Candidates applying to join our 2023-24 MBA class may be interested in viewing details of the scholarships available to candidates who are nationals of or ordinarily resident in Africa:

We advocate for greater levels of investment into talent from across Africa, and we currently lead the way in supporting and recruiting students from Africa. 

Contact

  • Please contact our Africa Initiative Manager, Tammy Brophy, if you have any questions about our African scholarship or your eligibility.
  • tammy.brophy@sbs.ox.ac.uk