Dubai International Academy (DIA) Emirates Hills clinched first place in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region at the recently concluded Tiger Global Case Competition, the largest high-school level case competition with 2500 participants and more than 600 teams participating this year.
Bringing the business case competition experience to high school students aged 14-18, the Tiger Global Case Competition is open to participants around the world. It is held online and gives a chance for students to develop and test their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit on the global stage.
The winning team from DIA consisted of Siddhant Tandon, Harsha Bharadwaj, Ahad Asif Khot and Raghav Chutani. The students worked on a presentation highlighting their recommendations for the Japanese drone manufacturer Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd. (ACSL) in their regional case round. After qualifying as one of the ten finalists from the EMEA region, they presented to an expert panel of judges during the regional finals on 19 September, where they bagged first place.
Commenting on the win, Raghav Chutani said: “We really appreciate the support we received from our school, helping us practice, prepare and perfect our presentation. We’re extremely proud of having an environment that is designed to help us succeed, in academics as well as our extracurricular activities.”
“The case presented to us was challenging and helped us improve our skills in analysis, finance, and critical thinking. This was our first global case competition as a team, and we’ve grown much closer together as a result,” added Ahad Asif Khot.
Siddhant Tandon also added: “As a team, we encountered some challenges, but we worked through them together. The late nights spent perfecting our presentation, the stressful hours, and the blood, sweat, and tears were all worth it in the end.”
“We’re humbled to represent the UAE on this global stage, and we hope to make it proud in the future!” said Harsha Bharadwaj.
The team will be going ahead to the global finals which will be held from 8-11 October 2020.