As it embarks on its third decade, the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School (Oxford Saïd) has announced the formation of a new council of senior global leaders to provide independent advice and guidance to the School.
The Oxford Saïd Global Leadership Council will be chaired by Sam Laidlaw, Executive Chairman of Neptune Oil and Gas Limited and former CEO of Centrica. The inaugural group consists of a global network of 28 current or former Chairs, CEOs and C-level Executives of leading organisations from both the private and public sectors. These include Apple, BlackRock, L’Oréal, McKinsey, UBS, Santander, CreditEase and other leading organisations.
The Council will help advance the School’s unique business education model as an integral part of the wider University of Oxford. The Council will advise on strategy and initiatives that promote the school’s global profile, including its relations with the corporate sector, programme development, and research.
The School’s stated objective is to work with the broader University to address the most pressing challenges in business and society. Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School explains: ‘The Council will help ensure that our activities remain forward thinking and relevant, to meet our mission of developing leaders with a thorough understanding of business and importantly, its broader role in society. We are very grateful to the leaders who have joined the Council - their advice and insights will be invaluable.’
Sam Laidlaw, Chair of the Saïd Business School Global Leadership Council concludes: ‘Oxford Saïd celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and it has achieved a great deal in a relatively short time. The new Council will help the School build on this success and focus on the trends that will define the future, and the organisations and leaders that will shape it.’
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