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From Civil Wars in South Sudan to Enrolling in a Global MBA - The Story of John Mustapha

By jmustafa902
March 27, 2021 18:41
John Mustapha

by John Mustapha Kutiyote


I’m John Mustapha Kutiyote, born in 1982, in the Western Equatoria State Yambio of South Sudan. When I was 8 years old, I lost my father, who was a hardworking driver, in a car ambush during the 21 years long civil war between Sudan and Southern Sudan. I was afterwards raised by my maternal grandmother. 

Today, I am a proud father of three children and I am also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Students’ Organization for Liberty and Entrepreneurship (SOLE), a think-tank registered in Western Equatoria State, with the aim of fostering a free, peaceful, and prosperous society in South Sudan. I recently won the Africa Shark Tank Think Tank prize, awarded by Atlas Network, with an entrepreneurial project meant to support the right of South Sudanese women to own property. 

I have worked in several civil society organizations, both national and international, such as CordAid, Africa Educational Trust, and Star Trust Organization. I also served as a Local Coordinator for Students For Liberty and a Campus Coordinator for the Foundation for Economic Education. I am currently a steering committee member for the American Institute for Economic Research (Bastiat Society) chapter in South Sudan.

I enrolled in the Hayek Global College MBA because of its advanced academic program and its multicultural educational environment. At this stage in my professional development, I feel it is vital that I gain international experience and familiarize myself with different cultures, so that I develop my leadership and management skills.

Once I graduate, I will return to my home country to develop a business in the agriculture sector, as I am aware only well managed businesses are able to contribute to a better society, in which people of South Sudan can live free and prosper in peace.


Earn a Hayek Global MBA. Own the World. 




Submitted by Ayuen John Awan (not verified) on Thu, 01/04/2021 - 17:12


Congratulations my dear friend and ardent listener and contributor of BBC world service. Through your interactive ability, I knew you would emerge to this height. Keep growing your skills for helping South Sudan move out of the this murky terrain.

Submitted by Mwesige Joram (not verified) on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 17:24



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