ISKANDAR, Malaysia, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan, together with its strategic partners Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd (i2M) and Malaysia Development Corporation (MDeC) recognized young talents at the inaugural 2013 Frost & Sullivan Iskandar Malaysia Case Challenge competition recently.
The objective of the challenge was to to encourage recent graduates and final year university students to develop and present ideas, strategies and action plans on how Iskandar Malaysia can be developed into a sustainable economic region by 2020.
"The case challenge is also a platform to engage with the younger generation to help develop the talent pool in the Iskandar region," said Mr. Kavan Mukhtyar, Partner at Frost & Sullivan
The case challenge was opened to all Malaysian individuals in their final year of undergraduate or post-graduate studies, and also individuals who have completed their tertiary education but less than 25 years old.
The applicants were mentored by Frost & Sullivan consultants, and a total of 10 finalists were selected to the final round.
The finalists presented their solution to an esteemed panel of judges which comprised of Pn. Zalmiah Hj Long, Vice President of Business Eco System, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Ir Wan Murdani Wan Mohamad, Director of Digital Enablement, MDeC , Mr. Zulfiqar Zainuddin, Managing Director, i2M Ventures and Mr. Aroop Zutshi, Managing Partner and Global President, Frost & Sullivan.
The finalists were judged based on their communication skills, logical reasoning and flow, innovativeness of the proposed solution, actionability of the proposed solution and completeness of the submission.
After careful deliberation, Shaun Adam Abdullah from Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology, Nurrafidah Mohammad Rashid from Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka and Max Lee Chia Chun from Universiti Malaya emerged as the top 3 winners respectively.
All finalists were offered employment opportunities at Frost & Sullivan Global Innovation Center in Iskandar, which serves Frost & Sullivan's global operations and offices, providing opportunities for local employees to work on global projects.
"We are excited to offer these young talents a place at Frost & Sullivan. We believe that they will be an asset as we strive to effectively contribute and develop new competencies and skill sets in driving our growth locally and globally," said Mr. Mukhtyar.
The Iskandarian and GTI Media are media partners while AIESEC Malaysia is the supporting partner for the case challenge.
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