Unilever Bangladesh Ltd has launched the 10th installment of their flagship student competition, BizMaestros. The competition allows university students to experience real challenges in business, even before they have entered the workforce.
The winners of BizMaestros get the opportunity to represent Bangladesh at the global platform of Unilever Future Leaders’ League (FLL) in London. In the past, teams from IBA – DU, JU and BUP have performed remarkably well in the league. Team Boom Boom, consisting of Ayman Sadiq, Sajeed Alam and Ishmam Chowdhury from IBA- DU, were the champions of Unilever FLL 2016.
The winners will also be fast tracked to the Unilever Future Leaders Programme, the management trainee programme of Unilever.
This year’s theme for BizMaestros is “Purpose-led, Future-fit”. Participants will work with purpose-driven brands of Unilever Bangladesh and create future-fit businesses in different landscapes. Registrations began on September 26, through a digital round where students formed teams of three and submitted their solutions in the form five-minute videos. 95 teams across 16 institutes from all over Bangladesh registered for the competition. The top 20 teams went to the second round. These teams came from different universities, including Army IBA, BUP, IUB, IBA – DU, JU, NSU, CU and DU.
The grand finale of the competition will take place at the end of this month in Dhaka, where renowned judges will announce the champions who will represent Bangladesh in Unilever FLL 2020.