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SIBM Pune sweeps semi-final of BLoC Boardroom Challenge

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune (SIBM) emerged as the winners of the Pune semi-finals of the BLoC Boardroom Challenge, which took place on Friday, at the SIBM Pune  campus in Lavale. Participants in the victorious team were Geetesh Makkar, Nikhil Shukla, Shivam Aggarwal and Shivani Deshmukh.

The runners-up team — comprising Jayraj Dashani, Ameya Prabhudesai, Neel Chokshi and Vaibhav Chitalia — was also from SIBM Pune

BusinessLine is a part of one of the best-selling newspaper Hindu which exclusively focuses on major developments in the world of economy and business as on the information needs of students pursuing higher education.There are very few competitions which emulate the rich and responsibility-laden lifestyle of business leaders and being a part of a boardroom is a dream of every corporate leader; while not all business leaders have the privilege and liberty to get the boardroom experience while being in office, however, it has been made possible for the students of B-schools by Hindu BusinessLine in the form of BLoC Boardroom Challenge 2019.

The corner office, presentations, discussions, data analysis, ideation, problem-solving, troubleshooting, team-building — this is the daily life of most CXOs. This contest aims to put B-schoolers in the shoes of a CXO for a day and tackle a challenging business problem. Their objective is to solve it with fellow board members, compete with other equally capable teams and come out on top as a winner.

BLoC Boardroom Challenge 2019 was open for students of all the top B-schools, including the IIMs of the country.

 Five teams  competed to grab a spot in the final, which is scheduled for 14th October 2019 in Chennai. The students had to come up with a financially sound game plan to revive revenue growth for a detergent company.
The jury comprised Shailendra Dixit, Zonal Head, Investor Education, West Zone, Aditya Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company; Prof VV Ravi Kumar, Deputy Director, SIBM, Pune; and S Sivakumar, specialist, human resources/learning and development.

 This has been covered by Business Line in their all India edition dated 21 Sep 2019
DR R Raman
Director – SIBM Pune
Dean – Faculty of Management – SIU