Carolina Navarro Sarmiento
Master of Business Administration
I grew up in Bogota, Colombia, where I’ve lived most of my life. After completing my bachelor’s in industrial engineering and economics, I worked in corporate finance for several industries (education, transport, consumer goods); but it wasn’t until I started working in the pharmaceutical industry that I understood the meaning of working beyond self-interest. About two years working in healthcare shaped my life purpose. Being able to witness the repercussion of a job, not only in business, but also in people and society, has driven my career aspirations towards a position where I can impact people with rare diseases, boosting positive transformation in their lives.
After understanding my purpose, I decided to pursue my MBA at the University of Oxford because its culture aligns exactly with who I am and what I want to do in the future. Oxford has a tradition of developing purposeful and responsible leaders, who acknowledge the value of making ethics decisions to drive change. The opportunity to challenge myself studying at a first-class university – the number one university for healthcare studies – and an intellectually stimulating place that brings humanity into business is a dream come true.
Green Templeton College is the perfect complement to my studies at Saïd Business School. I am very excited to meet, share ideas and experiences, and build lifelong relationships with a community of inspiring individuals who share with me the willingness to make the world a better place. I am very happy to belong to a college with a focus on business and management and in health and medicine, that aligns exactly with my interests and careers plans.