the proverbial africa

The theme of this year’s forum is centred on the African proverb Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter’, which will debate and discuss that not until Africa takes control of its own design will it ever break through and reignite growth for the next phase of its progress.

 

Hosted jointly by Saïd Business School and the Oxford Business Network for Africa, the Oxford Business Forum Africa 2017 brings together distinguished leaders from top companies, innovative start-ups, government, and civil society from across Africa with thought leaders, students, and alumni from Oxford University to discuss business in Africa. The community of Oxford Saïd is eager to learn directly from business people in Africa about the challenges and opportunities of leading successful organisations, and are passionate about contributing to the continent’s continued growth.

The Oxford Business Network for Africa is a student led group created to organise and channel the substantial interest in business in Africa amongst Oxford students, alumni and faculty. The group is run by current MBA students at Saïd Business School.

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact.  We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems.