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Founding benefactors

Oxford University's vision for a business school was made possible by a landmark donation by Mr Wafic Saïd. Mr Saïd, through the Saïd Business School Foundation, remains a generous supporter of the School having made further significant donations for the Thatcher Business Education Centre the establishment of a Strategic Development Fund and ongoing support for scholarships.

Other founding benefactors include:

  • Sir Peter Moores CBE DL, for the endowment of the Peter Moores Dean, Peter Moores Professor in Management Studies and Peter Moores Lectureship in Chinese Business Studies.
  • Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG, for the establishment of the Sainsbury Library at the School.
  • The Rhodes Trust for the Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre and endowment of the Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour. 
  • L'Oréal for the endowment of the L'Oréal Chair in Marketing. 
  • American Standard Foundation for the endowmewnt of the American Standard Professor in Management Studies.
  • HSBC / Mrs Lily Safra for the  Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre.
  • Clore Duffield Foundation for the Clore Courtyard and Clore Lecture Room. 

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