Kelvin Obasuyi has become the first Nigerian to be awarded the Oxford Black leaders Programme for Black or Mixed Black exceptional young leaders at Oxford University, for a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) at the Said Business School.
The Oxford Black Scholar Programme which was announced in October 2023, according to Oxford Saïd Business School is part of Oxford’s commitment to empower the next generation of Black business leaders and ensure that businesses are inclusive, diverse and representative.
Candidates, who are selected on account of their academic excellence and leadership potential.
Obasuyi, who is also the founder of 56 Capital, an impact investment firm said the programme signifies a transformative journey, that would provide him with valuable insight and experience to inspire positive change in Africa.
“This scholarship represents not only a recognition of my potential, but also a symbol of the collective potential within the Black community,” he added.
In addition to Obasuyi’s work as an astute business leader, he has also been involved in impact-investing over the last 10 years providing support for start-ups across Africa. Through his Venture Capital firm, Obasuyi has provided funding to about 100 Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs).