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Linacre Students on the MBA Student Council
Congratulations to Khalida Abdulrahim for being elected Co-chair of the Oxford Global Business Network, Danny Cheung for his new appointment as Co-president of the Student Council, and to Cassandra Sullivan for being the new Oxford Union SBS Liaison.
I am originally from Abuja, Nigeria, but moved to the UK to study International Business for my undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool. Following my graduation, I began a career in energy trading at BP in London. Over the last 3 years, I have worked in various commercial roles across the company. However, a desire to embark on a personal and professional challenge led me to the Oxford MBA. I decided to run for Co-chair of the Oxford Global Business Network at Saïd Business School because I wanted to create a student-led platform for my classmates to share and learn from each other’s experiences, build connections across the global business environment, and access unique career development opportunities. I am honoured that my classmates have chosen me to serve them and play a role in enhancing their business school experience. Following my MBA, I aim to transition into a role in strategy consulting to help businesses profitably and responsibly be value creators in the world.
I was born in Hong Kong, and moved to Canada when I was two years-old. After studying Finance and Business in my undergraduate degree, I joined Canada’s largest provincial government (Ontario) through their new-graduate leadership program. Most recently, I was a Senior Economist with the Ministry of Finance, where I played a key role in the development of the government’s $150 billion fiscal strategy. My passion and interest for social impact and government strategy brought me to the Oxford MBA. When I arrived at the business school, I noticed there were opportunities to further improve the MBA program and enrich the student experience – for the current and future MBA cohorts. I decided to run for co-president of the student council because I believe this was one of the best ways to formally influence change throughout the entire business school. Following the MBA, I hope to transition into public sector consulting, where I am able to tackle a variety of interesting challenges facing different levels of government back in Canada.
I was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho (where the potatoes grow) and studied Economics and Political Science at Boise State University. Upon graduation I relocated to Washington, DC and began working as a management consultant for government agencies with Deloitte Consulting LLP.
My husband serves as a submarine officer for the U.S. Navy, so for the past few years we’ve frequently relocated and I’ve lived in San Francisco, CA, Charleston, SC, Mystic, CT, and, Seattle, WA all while transferring offices within Deloitte. Said Business School (SBS) was the one and only program I was interested in attending and I am so grateful to have my MBA sponsored by Deloitte.
I am honored to be serving as the Oxford Union SBS Liaison, as speech and debate has been a big part of my life throughout the years. I competed in high school and was able to afford college through my speech and debate scholarship; I honestly may have never been able to attend university if it wasn’t for my debate coaches! I have always felt that debate ‘tricks’ people into learning, for the sake of participating in an argument and am excited to work with all of my passionate peers via this incredible platform.