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MBA students win major prize at World Government Summit

LBS MBA students were delighted to be named winners of the Shaping Future Governments Global Universities Challenge in Dubai on 13 February.

The winning team was Joshua Chakravarty MBA2018, Daniele Cozzi MBA2018, Dimitrios Vourakis EMBADS2018, Hind bin Khirbash EMBADJ2018, Leila Alanani EMBADJ2018 and Amine Bendriss MBA2018.

They received the prize from 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, at the World Government Summit award ceremony.

Under the Challenge format, students are informed of the topic on the Summit’s first day and in three days must come up with a presentation of a maximum of six minutes. This year’s Challenge topic focused on a hypothetical scenario where the UAE is positioned number one globally in 2031. Students were tasked with offering advice to maintain the nation’s prime position into 2071.

Part of the World Government Summit, the Global Universities Challenge is an annual gathering of government leaders, policy makers and experts. This year’s event was held in Dubai from February 11-13 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.