16 Sep 2019 20:11 IST

Great Lakes Gurgaon wins Delhi leg of BLoC Boardroom Challenge

(Seated, from left) Sai Prathyusha, Archana Mishra, Abhishek Sharma and Hari Vignesh, from Great Lakes Institute of Management Gurgaon, who won the Delhi semi-final of the BLoC Boardroom Challenge on Monday. Standing, from left, jury members KS Rao, Head-Investor Education and Distribution Development, Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund; Sam Placid, Director-Corporate Learning & Development at Great Lakes; Vishwadeep Kuila, Founder, Brand Vectors; and Jagatjit Singh, a mangement consultant

BIMTECH team was runner-up among the five teams at the semi-final

A team from Great Lakes Institute of Management’s Gurgaon campus won the Delhi leg of the BLoC Boardroom Challenge on Monday. The runners-up was a team from BIMTECH, Delhi. The other teams in the fray were one more team each from Great Lakes and BIMTECH, and a team from the Institute of Management Studies, BHU.

The team comprising Hari Vignesh, Abhishek Sharma, Sai Prathyusha and Archana Mishra took the top honours in presenting to a jury a business strategy for a surfactants company to regain its growth.

The runners-up from BIMTECH were Shubham Raj Devoliya, Vivek Kumar Singh and Shubham Sureka.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Funds is the sponsor of the event, which is powered by Swiss watch brand Frederique Constant. Vizag Steel Plant and One Crest are the associate sponsors. The event was held on the campus of Great Lakes Institute of Management.

The jury comprised KS Rao, Head, Investor Education, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd; Vishwadeep Kuila of Brand Vectors, who also wrote the case that the teams competed on; Prof Sam Placid, Director-Corporate Learning & Development at Great Lakes Institute of Management; and Jagatjit Singh, a management consultant.

Kuila said that the team which stuck to the case facts and focused on the numbers behind a business strategy could come up trumps. Jagatjit Singh told the students to focus on the core question that the case presented and not to stray away from what was required to be solved.

Rao presented mementoes to the winners and the runners-up.

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