Zhan Yi Soh
The 2021 Saïd MBA the prize was awarded to Zhan Yi Soh from Singapore. Zhan Yi (Zach) Soh is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore and began his career in Drew & Napier, one of Singapore’s leading law firms, advising institutional clients and family-held businesses in executing corporate transactions. Subsequently, he joined Brookfield, a global alternative asset manager, where he worked with colleagues across the APAC region on transactional and asset management matters.
The MBA at the Saïd Business School has enabled Zach to better appreciate the wider strategic implications of the transactions which he worked on in his career, especially through the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab and the School’s focus in tackling world-scale issues.
Having completed his MBA during unprecedented pandemic times, Zach is grateful to the School’s leadership and adaptation during the year, and believes that his unique experience on the course has equipped him with greater resilience and empathy which he hopes to put to good use in his working life. He transitioned into a career in strategy consulting after his MBA.