Saubhagya Raizada grew up in a satellite city of Delhi that changed before his eyes into India’s second-largest IT hub and a bustling, polluted metropolis.

At college, he studied the political economy of such neoliberal transformations and led student-run livelihood projects, including one with Afghan refugee women. At just 20 years old, Saubhagya was invited to interact with Nobel Laureates at India’s Presidential residence.

Saubhagya started his career with McKinsey & Co, helping design national policies in MENA and strengthen technology uptake in public health systems in India. Subsequently, he worked with an NGO to build a network of IT-enabled enterprise service delivery hubs, creating thousands of jobs in India’s villages.

Now, Saubhagya runs his own impact consulting organisation and leads initiatives to scale green innovations, nurture young changemakers, and reshape knowledge systems.

At Oxford, he is excited to grow into a leader who influences local and global policies at the intersection of technology, employment, and climate.