Oxford Saïd Impact Report 2019-20: Developing the leaders of tomorrow

Oxford Saïd Business School has published their Impact Report for 2019-2020, outlining the ripple effect of achievements as a result of the contributions from donors.

As an EMBA graduate himself, Mohamed Amersi has remained closely connected with the University, across personal and professional capacities, to support the school and students towards building a better world tomorrow.

Mohamed Amersi holds four advisory roles across the Business School and Oxford University, in alignment with the Foundation’s focus on the Three E’s: Education, Engagement, and Empowerment.

Global Leadership Council of the Saïd Business School – The Council serves as a sounding board for the School, alongside The School Board. Further details can be found here

Global Advisory Board of the Oxford Foundry (OXFO) – The Foundry’s mission is to build a new generation of ventures that better society, and to nurture more ethical leaders who put people and planet first. Further details can be found here

Advisory Board of The Oxford Internet Institute – The Oxford Internet Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.

Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College – Brasenose College is one of the 45 colleges in Oxford University, with a friendly, close-knit academic community. Further details can be found here

The combined insights as a result of these roles offers a unique multidimensional perspective of the University, a valuable component in bridging connections and opportunities with the Foundation’s trusted network and portfolio of projects.

Highlights from the Impact Report 2019-2020 where Mohamed was an active contributor include:

  • The Oxford Foundry COVID-19 Action Plan: Launched in April 2020, the Action Plan convened a global network of more than 70 experts, 180 volunteers, 17 public and private sector partners, and a £120,000 start-up grant runway fund to support ventures in the OXFO portfolio that were already adapting in the light of the pandemic.
  • Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Map the System 2020 Competition: Over 3,500 teams from 54 educational institutions across the world registered to participate in Map the System 2020. This competition challenges students to explore issues through understanding the contexts in which they emerge and the networks and interrelationships that affect them. Mohamed’s reflections from judging the competition and finalists;
    “The standard of the participants, the kind of problems that they want to try and solve, and more importantly the way they think about solving those problems is extremely impressive … they’re certainly on a journey to make some significant change – not only change on a small level but change that I think is going to scale, and change that is hopefully going to result in some very, very improved lives.”