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After a day-long selection packed with intense physical, mental and business case challenges, Maybank has identified the six candidates to represent the Philippines in the Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge Grand Finals to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this August.
The six Filipino students who emerged victorious after a rigorous screening process to earn their spot to compete with challengers from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States are:
John Richmond Go, 20, 4th year BS Management minor in Chinese Studies and Finance student in ADMU; John Alfred Mendoza, 20, 4th year BS Business Administration and Accountancy student in UP; Selynn Alexis Co, 20, 4th year BS Management Engineering student in ADMU; Camille Patricia Calma, 20, 4th year BS Business Administration student in UP; Richard Agabus Ocampo, 24, graduate of BA Financial Management in ADU; and Winchell Well Wong, 21, 4th year BS Business Administration and Accountancy student in UP.
"I am also excited and happy for these six business students from the country's top universities as they will be a part of a unique competition where they will be tested intellectually, physically, and even psychologically together with some of the brightest and driven college students from Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. It will surely be a tremendously rewarding experience for them and I wish them all the best in the finals!"
At stake at the Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge Grand Finals are cash prizes amounting to USD72,000, as well as the opportunity to join the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme, an international mentorship program designed to nurture Maybank's future leaders.
Now on its third year, the Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge is a multi-disciplinary business talent competition open to recent graduates and final-year university students. This contest is part of Maybank's aspiration to create a talent pool of world-class future business leaders and competent financial experts for the region.
In the Philippines alone, Maybank received more than 1,500 applications from senior college students and graduates. The applicants were then asked to take an online exam and the top 100 scorers qualified to the two-leg Campus Level Competition held in June. After which, only 38 survived and the number was further whittled down to six after last Friday's Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge National Level Competition.
To find out more about the Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge 2014, the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme, and this year's challengers, visit: http://www.goaheadchallenge.com/