Thursday, November 14, 2019,
Diamond / 122

Thursday, Nov. 14th | 7 pm | Diamond 122

How to (Not) Change the World: Life Lessons from a Serial Social Entrepreneur

Oliver Sabot has served as an executive at the Clinton Foundation, published research in top scientific journals, and founded one of the fastest-growing networks of quality schools in Africa, which was recognized with a Global Transformative Business award by the Financial Times. He’s also failed repeatedly, with organizations he has built folding and his own physical and mental health collapsing. In this talk, Oliver reflects on the path anyone can take from Colby to helping solve some of the world’s most pressing problems based on the lessons he has learned the hard way.

Sabot brings a decade of experience in global health and development to his focus on education, most recently as the Executive Vice President for Global Programs at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). At CHAI, Sabot led the design and execution of large-scale programs to reduce child mortality and transform health systems in more than 20 countries and managing the organization’s relationships with major global institutions. He joined CHAI to develop and launch a new malaria program, which he grew to be a central strategic pillar of the organization. Among other efforts, his team played a central role in the development and launch of a $450 million global initiative to dramatically increase access to quality malaria medicines. He also served as the Chair of the Market Dynamics Committee of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, guiding the development of improved strategies to better leverage the institution’s $22 billion of investments to shape health product markets.


Open to the Colby community only