13 Feb 2018
MBA students awarded Global Universities Challenge prize
London Business School (LBS) has been named the winner of the Shaping Future Governments Global Universities Challenge.
The prize was presented by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, on stage at the World Government Summit Award Ceremony in Dubai on Tuesday.
LBS’s winning team comprised Joshua Chakravarty MBA2018, Daniele Cozzi MBA2018, Dimitrios Vourakis EMBADS2018, Hind bin Khirbash EMBADJ2018, Leila Alanani EMBADJ2018 and Amine Bendriss MBA2018.
Students were informed of the 2018 Challenge topic on Saturday and were required to respond to the subject in a presentation of six minutes or fewer on Tuesday morning.
This year’s topic asked students to address a hypothetical scenario set in 2031, when the UAE has positioned itself globally as No.1, and offer advice to the cabinet ministry on maintaining the nation’s prime position into 2071.
The Global Universities Challenge forms part of this year’s Wold Government Summit, an annual gathering of government leaders, policy makers and experts. This year’s event was held in Dubai from February 11-13, 2018 and was attended by senior members of LBS management, including Dean François Ortalo-Magné, as well as the Associate Dean for Advancement and the Associate Dean for Executive Education.