CIMA Global Winners 2012

The Indivisibles team with Gulzari Babber, President of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Business School team wins world finals of CIMA Global Business Challenge

The Indivisibles, one of the two teams from the Business School that made it to the UK final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge, has been crowned the global champion.

The team members are Adam Broadbent, Katharine Beattie, Ronald Liong and Benjamin White, and they have been mentored by Chie Min Teng.

The team also collected a further award of Best Video. The finals were held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 23 and 24 July.

They competed against 21 other teams, each a champion in their respective countries, and inevitably the competition was extremely stiff.

During the global final, The Indivisibles presented a business case which was assessed by a panel of industry expert judges from organisations across the globe including: CIMA, Barclays and Unilever. The competition continues to go from strength to strength, and has evolved from eight regions and countries in 2009 to encompass twenty two in 2012.

Adam Broadbent, team leader said: “We are delighted to have won the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2012. It has been an amazing experience we will never forget.

“The journey has been extremely challenging but the reward of standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the most talented future business leaders from around the world has been incredible.

“We want to thank CIMA and all the sponsors for this opportunity and we look forward to being part of the CIMA family into the future.”

Professor Robin Mason, Dean of the University of Exeter Business School, concluded: “I would like to add my personal congratulations and those of the whole School to the Indivisibles who have been rewarded as worthy winners for all the hard work they have put into this competition. I would also extend my congratulations to their mentor, Chie Min Teng who has also given considerable amounts of time and energy, over and above the day-to-day workload, to help the team to this fantastic achievement; we are all extremely proud of them.”

Andrew Harding, Managing Director at CIMA, and said of the Exeter team: “I would like to commend the Indivisibles on their outstanding performance and on becoming this year’s CIMA GBC champions. The Olympics begins on Friday but the UK already has a team of global champions. The GBC is the most important student event in CIMA’s calendar as it gives the world an opportunity to discover the business leaders of tomorrow and allows these future leaders an opportunity to showcase their talents on a global stage.

“The competition has been a phenomenal success and each of the finalists should be truly proud on making it through to the global final. The final has been exceptionally difficult to judge and the level of business skill in evidence has been striking. The Indivisibles really stood out for the judges because of their consistent outstanding performance.”

For more information on the competition please see here.

Date: 25 July 2012