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HSBC, IBA award young talents of Bangladesh with future skills

HSBC, IBA award young talents of Bangladesh with future skills

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The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in Bangladesh in partnership with Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka recently organised the finale and award giving ceremony of the “Business Case Competition 2022”.

Three teams from Bangladesh were selected as the champion, runners-up and second runner-up winners from a group of five finalist teams, HSBC said on Saturday.

This year, the local competition featured a total of 160 participants from universities all across Bangladesh.

The qualifying teams consisted of university students from the leading universities of Bangladesh. The finalist teams received a business case on a startup based on digital marketing and a few short hours later presented their solutions and recommendations to a panel of judges.

Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah, Senior Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office, was present as the chief guest and Faruque Hassan, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), graced the event as special guest.

Md Mahbub ur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bangladesh and Prof. Mohammad A. Momen, Director, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka also spoke at the programme.

The judging panel included Dan Pasha, Head of Trade and Investment British High Commission Dhaka; Asif Ashraf, Managing Director, Urmi Group; Sami Ahmed, Managing Director, Startup Bangladesh Limited and Mahir Ahmed, Director, Apex Holdings Ltd.

This initiative is part of HSBC’s flagship Future Skills activity in Asia Pacific, and aims 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.

The champion, runners-up and second runner-up winners received team development funds of Tk 200,000; Tk 100,000 and Tk 50,000 respectively.

In addition to Bangladesh, the following HSBC markets in the Asia Pacific region are also conducting local business case competitions: Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mainland China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Mauritius. Winning team from Bangladesh will participate in the regional finale to be hosted in Hong Kong, where participants from other countries will participate.

Champion - team Ramen/ IBA (Afnan Faruk Aninda, Sadman Sakib, Syed Shadab Tajwar and Abdullah Azwad Rafeed), runners-up - team Extra Drill/ IBA (Sibbir Riyan, Akibur Rahman, Ferdous Hasan

And Faiyaz Uddin Ayeshik) and second runner-up - team Felix Felicis/IBA (Rifayat Zafeer Wafee, Tasmim Sultana, Sadid Jubayer Murshed and Basma Rahman).