Peter Drobac


A medic, global public health specialist and social entrepreneur, Dr Peter Drobac is the Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship in the Said Business School. The Skoll Centre promotes social innovation by developing talent, promoting actionable insight through research, and catalysing deep exchanges with a global community of innovators.

Reuben College is not Peter’s first higher education start-up. He was a co-founder and first Executive Director of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda. Working at the intersection of health, education, and technology, UGHE aspires to train the next generation of global health leaders and to become a worldwide innovation hub for health care delivery science.

Peter has nearly two decades of academic, clinical and policy experience in global health. He played a key role in the transformation of Rwanda’s health system, which has delivered unprecedented gains in population health and prosperity. As Executive Director of Partners In Health in Rwanda, Peter established community-based health system incubators that developed and scaled care delivery innovations from infectious diseases to cancer. While at Harvard, he led a major health systems research programme. Peter’s interest in systems-led approaches to social innovation has continued in Oxford. He teaches systemic change leadership at Said Business School and hosts the entrepreneurship podcast, Reimagine.

Peter is currently focused on initiatives to build better systems in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. He frequently comments on global health issues for CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera and other outlets.