A 4-person group of SRCC students created history by winning the HSBC Asia-Pacific Business Case Competition 2021, the largest undergraduate case competition in the world. This was the first time in the history of the competition that a team representing India had reached the finals and won.
Jayani Shah, Parth Chowdhary, Pratham Kalra and Ronak Singh from Shri Ram College of Commerce were recently declared winners of the prestigious HSBC/HKU Business Case Competition. In the 14 years of this competition’s existence, this year was India’s maiden entry into the top-4 finalists and its first ever win. The team was also awarded a prize money of USD
10,000 by the CEO of HSBC Global.
After a year of preparation, the team was shortlisted from 200+ teams which were scouted for representing India across top undergraduate colleges. After a rigorous selection process, the organisers of the competition placed the responsibility of representing India on the SRCC team. They competed with 24 international teams from 21 territories across the world to emerge as the global winners.
It was an honor to represent India on a global platform. Getting to present our solutions to the CEOs of the target companies and hearing their feedback was a great learning experience. We are delighted and proud to have brought the championship title to India for the first time in 14 years– Jayani Shah, SRCC
The team proved its acumen by solving cases on many core business problems and providing solutions that would help companies adapt to the unique Asia-Pacific ecosystem. Business cases on themes like FinTech, social entrepreneurship, healthcare and influencer marketing were explored in the competition. The students got to present their solutions to the CEOs of the target companies on which the case study was based, ensuring that their solutions see a practical application in the real world. The top-brass of HSBS Asia-Pacific management including Malaysia CEO Stuart Milne and APAC CMO Suresh Balaji were impressed by the talent and rigour displayed by the SRCC students. The team also received praise from the top management on social media platforms like Twitter, Linkedin etc.
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Abhishek Singh Chauhan