NUS MBA Students Fly the School’s Flag High

We wrote earlier on this blog about four NUS MBA Social Impact Club students recently embaring on a mission to raise funds for solar water pumps for Tolosa, one of the worst-affected regions in hurricane typhoon Haiyan in the Phillippines.

Here’s a fantastic update on this project: Their social mission recently got recognised with a grant of EUR5000(about SG $7257) from Total, world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company!  With an interesting project and innovative solutions for the local community, the team – comprising first year MBA students Adrian Albano, Ashima Wadhawan, Julian Ragragio and Marco Ordonez – won maximum number of votes in the Total Grant Sky Competition and impressed the judges as well. 

Team Tolosa hard at work (L-R): Adrian Albano; Ashima Wadhawan; Julian Ragragio; Marco Ordonez.

Team Tolosa hard at work (L-R): Adrian Albano; Ashima Wadhawan; Julian Ragragio; Marco Ordonez.

Meanwhile Team CampoColombia, consisting of another four, motivated NUS MBA students – Gustavo Bernal, Leslie Chua, Animesh Pant & Oscar Posada – won the runners-up title in the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.  Hosted by Kellogg School of Management, in partnership with INSEAD, the global competition invites student proposals to address critical social and environmental challenges, geared to attract institutional investors seeking positive impact and competitive returns.  Top ten finalists from over 127 teams from across 78 global schools compete for championship in the finals in London. Our team stood second for its ‘Campo Colombia Fund’ – a real estate investment fund supporting the development of sustainable agricultural business opportunities for displaced Colombian farmers.  

Team Campo Colombia: (L-R) From L to R: Gustavo Adolfo Bernal Torres, Leslie Chua Yi Zhong, Animesh Pant, Oscar David Posada Zuleta

Team Campo Colombia: (L-R): Gustavo Adolfo Bernal Torres, Leslie Chua Yi Zhong, Animesh Pant, Oscar David Posada Zuleta

Back home, Team Linus, comprising full-time NUS MBA students Ananthan Sanggar, Anoop Menon, Komkrit Saksriyuttana and Legend Lin Jun, came first runners up in AMALGAMATION, one of the first student-run case competitions in Mergers & Acquisitions in Asia organised by Nanyang Business School. Held over two days, the teams were required to solve two business cases and make recommendations with an oral presentation and Q&A.  Our team impressed the judges with in-depth case analysis, presentation and responses to the judges’ questions.

Our heartiest congratulations to our graduates for flying the School’s flag high!

1st Runners up Team Linus (L-R): Komkrit Saksriyuttana, Anoop Menon, Ananthan Sanggar, Legend Lin Jun

1st Runners up Team Linus (L-R): Komkrit Saksriyuttana, Anoop Menon, Ananthan Sanggar, Legend Lin Jun