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Oliver Ceberio, MBA '08

Chief Operating Officer, Resolute Marine Energy

Olivier Ceberio, MBA ’08Olivier Ceberio, MBA ’08

Olivier Ceberio is not one to sit around and wait for something to happen. He goes out and makes things happen for himself.

After graduating in 2008 with a dual degree from MIT Sloan and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Ceberio headed to Singapore to begin a new job in consulting. Then the global financial crisis hit big, and he found himself back in Boston, resuming his job search.

To his credit, Ceberio saw his circumstances as an opportunity to follow his true passion as an entrepreneur. He became involved in the MIT $100K Business Plan Competition. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Within a year of reemerging himself in MIT Sloan and the $100K, Ceberio had created a successful business plan, hooked up with a like-minded partner, and pivoted the business plan of Resolute Marine Energy, a wave technology company, to utilize ocean waves to produce fresh water.

Ceberio credits MIT Sloan for the successful position he finds himself in today. “I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing now if I didn’t have my dual degree,” he says. “MIT Sloan gave me all the tools I needed to start a business, and Harvard Kennedy School gave me an understanding of the political dynamics of organizations.”

While Ceberio has maintained strong connections to the professors and advisors who remain a source of knowledge and inspiration to him, he is equally committed to serving in the same role for others. “I am a big fan of MIT Sloan, and I wish I could give back more,” he says. “If I can volunteer and mentor students, I’m very happy to do it, whenever I can. I want to help others benefit from the kind of support that I received.”