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New Director announced at the Skoll Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dr Peter Drobac, Director, Skoll Centre for Entrepreneurship

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford has announced the appointment of Dr Peter Drobac as new Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

Dr Drobac, who is well known in the field of social entrepreneurship, global health delivery and implementation science, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Partners In Health’s university in Rwanda.

‘I am thrilled that Peter will be joining the school as the new Director of the Skoll Centre,’ said Peter Tufano, Dean of Oxford Saïd. ‘Peter’s work has had a profound impact on the health of the people of Rwanda and across borders, and he has led interventions that have enabled the poorest in society to overcome poverty. His extensive experience in social change – applied more broadly – will ensure that we continue to address and deliver solutions to some of the most challenging issues the world is facing.’

Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation commented: ‘Peter Drobac embodies the spirit of the social entrepreneur: a tough-minded optimist who has devoted his life to redesigning systems bound by an unjust status quo. His decade-long work in Rwanda with Partners in Health has driven equilibrium change in healthcare delivery, from HIV to cancer. Under his leadership, Rwanda’s remarkable new University of Global Health Equity is a beacon for healthcare innovation. I can think of no one better suited than Peter to lead the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship forward.’

Dr Drobac, who will take up his position in October 2017, said: ‘In this age of global disruption, there is an urgent need to accelerate progress through social innovation. I am excited to join the extraordinary entrepreneurship community at Oxford Saïd and the Skoll Foundation to generate new insights, train tomorrow’s leaders, and engage a global community of social change agents.’

Launched in 2003, the Skoll Centre promotes a programme of education, research, and collaboration activities to accelerate the impact of entrepreneurial activity that aims to transform unjust and unsatisfactory systems and practices.

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