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GIBS MBA students win joint first place in the 2016 Zurich Enterprise Challenge

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is proud to announce that 2015/2016 MBA students Elicia Demont, Thomas Kgokolo, Jamal Sahib and Ewald Beukes of Team Brand SA have been awarded joint-first place of the 2016 Zurich Enterprise Challenge, whose final was held recently in France.

The Zurich Enterprise Challenge is an annual challenge open to all highly qualified and motivated MBA, Masters and PhD students globally and is hosted by Zurich Insurance International. On top of the prize money and bragging rights, the challenge presents an opportunity for students to work with one of Zurich's leading multi-national clients on real life corporate challenges. This competition aims to identity the very best talent among the group of young people who want to start a career in the world of risk management.

For their final pitch the team was required to deliver an executable strategy proposal, presented in a 30 minute video, together with a written report and a risk & opportunity analysis framework. The team   collaborated with senior executives from Kuehne & Nagel's corporate head office in Switzerland.

Dean of GIBS, Nicola said, "Congratulations to the team, this is testament that they have taken what they have learnt on their MBA journey and applied it. They have put the school on the global arena and have made us proud."


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