CEO, Okabashi Brands
Sara Irvani is the CEO of Okabashi Brands, one of the remaining 1% of domestic shoe manufacturers. Established in 1984, and now a third-generation family business, Okabashi has sold over 35 million pairs from its Buford, Ga factory. With its closed loop manufacturing and recyclable bio-based footwear, the team is on a mission to prove that sustainable American manufacturing can flourish at scale.
Sara has a Bachelors in Philosophy with High Distinction from University of Virginia, a Masters of Finance from University of Cambridge, and an MBA from INSEAD. Sara is an Associate Board Member of the Two Ten Foundation, a 2018 Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a Board Member of Soles4Souls, a Global Shaper with World Economic Forum, and on the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center.