Team Bangladesh wins silver and bronze medals at the International Economics Olympiad 2022
Team Bangladesh bagged its very first silver medal in the 5th International Economics Olympiad (IEO) 2022, China, held online from July 26 – August 1 in Shanghai. The group of high school students has once again successfully made the nation proud.
In the individual award category, Riz Mohammed Hossain Khan from SFX Greenherald International School won Silver Medal and Farhan Mashrur from Mastermind School won a Bronze Medal.
This year, Bangladesh Economics Olympiad (BDEO) selected the national team after three layers of comprehensive evaluation across the country to represent Bangladesh in China and also completed a month-long training for the international competition. The national team was led by Md. Al-Amin Parvez, President, BDEO and Akhtar Ahmed, Coach, BDEO.
Following the tradition of IEO, the chairman of the board of trustees of IEO, Nobel Laureate and Harvard University Professor Erik Maskin inaugurated the opening ceremony. The following five days of the Olympiad were full with educational and recreational sessions apart from the grueling three core rounds of the Olympiad – Economics, Financial Literacy, Business Case.
Around 43 teams from 42 countries and territories comprising more than 200 participants participated in the Olympiad this year.
The title sponsor of the Bangladesh Economics Olympiad is Mutual Trust Bank Ltd. Prominent economist and social activist Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, chairman of the national committee of the Bangladesh Economics Olympiad, congratulated the winning team.