A team of students from the Faculty of Business Studies of the University of Dhaka has become the champion of HSBC-IBA Business Case Competition-2019.
HSBC Bangladesh and the university's Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme organised the Bangladesh round of the competition in which 50 teams from 22 universities took part.
This initiative is part of HSBC's flagship future skills activity in Asia Pacific aiming to enhance university students' business skills and broaden their global perspectives by taking their education out of the classroom and into a live competition format.
Team Inmates, comprising Naeem Abrar, Ishrat Jahan Ikra, Syed Fatin Ishraq and Tamzid Ibrahim, were presented Tk 1 lakh at a programme at The Westin Dhaka on Friday. They will now go on to compete against other Asian teams in a regional finale.
Two other teams of the IBA, Team XS and Team Dream, which won the silver and bronze awards, were presented Tk 75,000 and Tk 50,000 respectively. SK Sur Chowdhury, banking reform adviser of Bangladesh Bank, presented the awards as chief guest.
Francois de Maricourt, chief executive officer of HSBC Bangladesh, said, “At HSBC we are committed to providing our customers, our communities and our people with the skills needed to succeed in a global economy.”
Prof Muhammad Abdul Momen, director in charge of the IBA, and Sudipto Mukerjee, resident representative of UNDP Bangladesh, also spoke.
The judging panel included Ali Ashfaq, partner of KPMG in Bangladesh; Nafees Anwar, director of beauty & personal care of Unilever Bangladesh; Ahmed Saiful Islam, country head of retail banking and wealth management of HSBC Bangladesh, and Rajiv Bhattacharya, senior vice president of business operations, Shohoj Limited.