Our MBAs are again on the move – here are the last photos from Shanghai and Monterrey. Next stops: Tokyo, San Francisco and Dubai! Continue reading “Shanghai & Monterrey”
What can be more beautiful than an authentic Mexican breakfast amidst a Tuscan vineyard! We had the best of both worlds coming together in the beautiful boroughs of El Charro. Continue reading “Good morning Monterrey!”
Second day of Discovery Expeditions – photos from Singapore and Monterrey
Time has flown by and we are 8 months into the program. This is also the time of the year when the batch splits into three and we head off to different corners of the world trying to get a flavour of the cultural and socio-economic elements of different economies. Yes !! It is time for the Discovery Trip- touted to be the most fun element of the program! So over the next few days you will be hearing from the blog team about the experiences of the batch from different corners of the world. Continue reading “The Lion City !”
The MBAs have all arrived at their first destinations for the Discovery Expeditions. Ji’an Zheng, part of the group in Singapore, shares some photos from their first day. Continue reading “Singapore – 1st day”
Our MBAs have left for their various Discovery Expeditions across the world, and as Azerbaijani participant, Zaur Alakbarov, heads for Monterrey, his guest entry reflects on the bonds he has formed so far. Continue reading “Away from home”
IMD has won the prestigious European Private Equity Case Competition for the last two years. This year three teams from IMD took up another challenge with a very different flavour.
They embarked on the three stage Zurich Enterprise Challenge announced by Project Firefly.
Today’s joint guest entry comes from two of the contenders: Indian Ishwinder Bawa and Manu Gupta.
Project Firefly was set up in 2012 to provide merit based platforms to students and recent graduates to deliberate and cooperate with each other and to interact with established industry leaders and thinkers. The Zurich Enterprise Challenge is one of the flagship events from Project Firefly. Through the three stages, it gives an opportunity to work with one of the world’s top insurance company and interact with its corporate clients to solve real life strategy and business challenges.
This was the first year when IMD teams participated in the Zurich Enterprise Challenge.
The first round had us evaluate the potential expansion risks and opportunities for an automobile company. Apart from an advanced risk management tool provided by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, we had to delve into many corporate strategy and international business strategy frameworks, to address market and policy-related risks faced by firms. About 90 teams competed in round one from business schools across the world. With all the three teams getting through, IMD had a 100% success rate in making it to the next round of the competition.
The second phase had the top twenty teams assigned to ten partner companies of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. This was a unique opportunity to work closely with these established enterprises and to advise them on key market challenges that they wanted addressed.
We heard back on the results of the second phase and two of the three IMD teams have qualified for the phase 3. The Project Firefly team and their academic review board will now review the entries and along with Zurich Insurance Company, will announce the top two teams shortly. These teams will get to travel to Edinburgh for the Global Risk Management Summit and will present their submissions to industry experts from all over the world.
We will leave this post unfinished as we look forward to the final result….
The two teams who qualified for phase 3
Ishwinder and Manu Gupta.