International competition promotes business leadership among next generation
United Arab Emirates: Supporting the ambitions of tomorrow’s business leaders, Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”) was a sponsor of the GCC regional finals of the Chartered Institute of Management (“CIMA”) Global Business Challenge 2015, which took place on 14 June. An international competition for undergraduates around the world, the CIMA Global Business Challenge is designed to inspire the next generation of business talent. This is the third year that EGA has been involved with the competition, having previously been a silver sponsor of the regional competition in 2011 and 2013 through operating subsidiary Dubai Aluminium (“DUBAL”).
To showcase their talents in business management, participants of the competition work together in teams of four to present a report based on a business case study. The winning team from each participating region is then selected and will travel to Warsaw in Poland for the global final which takes place from 3 to 7 August 2015. Prizes are awarded to winners at local level as well as global level. EGA’s involvement in the GCC regional competition entailed sponsorship of the prize awarded to the region’s top entry.
“EGA’s involvement in the CIMA Global Business Challenge is just one of the ways in which we can invest meaningfully in the financial and business education of the region,” said Amir Al Jahani (Director: Plant Finance at EGA and chairman of the regional board of CIMA Middle East, South Asia and North Africa). He added, “The competition also provides a platform to maximise EGA’s exposure to future business leaders, thereby enhancing the potential of our own talent pool.”
Focusing on innovation, performance and profitability while providing support for a broader aluminium cluster, EGA is committed to ensuring a lasting contribution to the UAE and global economies. A significant contributor to the strategic diversification of the local economy, EGA supports a broad range of events and activities throughout the year that contribute to EGA’s positioning as a leading global business.
The CIMA Global Business Challenge has grown each year since inception in 2009 when eight international regions participated in the competition. In 2012, the competition received entries from 22 countries and 13,000 participants, growing to 24 countries last year. This year, 26 regions are battling to become global champions, with several teams having been submitted from across the GCC.