CFO Case Study top six teams chosen

The top six teams have been selected to advance to the next stage of The CFO Case Study Competition. To recap just how far these six teams have come, 320 teams representing 1,278 aspirants from 53 universities in 25 countries across five continents entered to take part in this maiden edition of the competition, so achieving a place in the top six is no mean feat.

  • Winners will be announced during the Finance Indaba Africa on 14 October 2016. Limited FREE Finance Indaba tickets are now available with invitation code courtesy of The Charter Quest Institute: CQS1. Register now.

Valentine Nti (pictured), the Project Executive Director, said:

"Just when we thought we had read the most brilliant recommendations from some of the world's finest young business leaders and got a glimpse of how top universities are approaching business education, this week we were thrilled with some of the most articulate and world-class presentations on how to solve some of the most complex issues African businesses confront, not only from the lens of Africans but with very serious insights from the Australian and Indonesian teams."

In alphabetical order by team name, these are the top 6 teams:

  • Team Allez Consulting, Australia, Monash University
  • Team Athena, Zambia, Copperbelt University
  • Team Dolphins, Indonesia, Prasetiya Mulya University
  • Team Snipers, Ghana, University of Ghana
  • Team UKZN 3rd Year's, South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Team UP 116, South Africa, University of Pretoria

Round 2 of the competition is already in action. The top six teams have been invited to submit another video link, this time a three-minute-long, two-part video. The first part should introduce the team and explain why they entered, while the second part should set out their hopes and dreams, including how this competition can assist their future careers. The videos will be go live on broadcast and social media for a 60-day period from 1 August for the public to have their say by voting for the best video. The team with the highest votes from the public will earn two points to their credit going into Round 3. Rounds 3 and 4 are the semi-finals and finals respectively.

Said Nti:

"We cannot wait to see the teams battle each other live on October the 13th when the global semi-finals kick off at the JSE, and 14th when we crown the eventual winners."

The winning team will be crowned at the global finals on 14 October, with an opportunity to open the JSE Market on 18 October, also blowing the famous Kudu horn to signal Africa's premier global case study challenge has produced its first champions.

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