Our Benefactors

Founding benefactors

Park End Street Oxford
Park End Street Oxford

Oxford University's vision for a business school was made possible by a generous donation from Mr Wafic Saïd.

Mr Saïd has continued to give generously for 20 years.

Our early benefactors include:

  • Sir Peter Moores CBE DL, for the endowment of the Peter Moores Dean, Peter Moores Professor in Management Studies and Peter Moores Lectureship in Chinese Business Studies.
  • Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG, for the establishment of the Sainsbury Library at the School.
  • The Rhodes Trust for the Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre and endowment of the Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour.
  • L'Oréal for the endowment of the L'Oréal Chair in Marketing.
  • American Standard Foundation for the endowment of the American Standard Professor in Management Studies.
  • HSBC/Mrs Lily Safra for the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre.
  • The Clore Duffield Foundation for the Clore Courtyard and Clore Lecture Room.

Additional benefactors

Saïd Business School continues to attract substantial support from a variety of benefactors.

More recent benefactors include:

  • P&O/DP World for the endowment of the Dubai Ports World Professorship of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • The Skoll Foundation for the establishment of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and for the Skoll Scholarship programme.
  • The Goldman Sachs Foundation for its support for the 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Business Programmes, delivered by the Entrepreneurship Centre. 
  • BT Global Services for its support for the BT Centre for Major Programme Management and for the endowment of the BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management.
  • Eni SPA for its support for the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation and for the naming of a lecture theatre in the Thatcher Business Education Centre.
  • The Pershing Square Foundation for endowing a scholarship programme for individuals with a passion for tackling world-scale issues while delivering sustainable impact.
  • The Amersi Foundation for its support of entrepreneurship and social impact programmes, particularly the funding of the Amersi Foundation Accelerator in the Oxford Foundry.
  • Ernst & Young LLP for the EY Scholarship, as well as its support for research and for an entrepreneurship programme in the Oxford Foundry.
  • Intesa Sanpaolo for its support for the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation and for the naming of a lecture theatre in the Thatcher Business Education Centre.