Top 6 Announcement

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Valentine Nti
, 30 June 2016

The CFO Case Study Competition

The top six teams have been selected to advance to the next stage of The CFO Case Study Competition, and indeed, all roads lead to Johannesburg. To recap on just how far these six teams have come, 320 teams representing 1,278 aspirants from 53 Universities in 25 countries across 5 continents, entered to take part in this maiden edition of the competition. 

In alphabetical order by team name, these are the top 6 teams as provided by the Project Board of The CFO Case Study Competition:

Name of Team Name of Country Name of University
​1. ​Team Allez Consulting Australia Monash University
​2. Team Athena Zambia ​The Copperbelt University
​3. Team Dolphins ​Indonesia Prasetiya Mulya University
​4. Team Snipers Ghana University of Ghana
​5. ​Team UKZN 3rd Year’s ​South Africa ​University of KwaZulu Natal
​6. ​Team UP 116 ​South Africa ​University of Pretoria


Valentine Nti, the Project Executive Director said, 

“Just when we thought we had read the most brilliant recommendations from some of the world's finest young business leaders and gotten a glimpse of how top Universities are approaching business education, this week we were thrilled with some of the most articulate and world class presentations on how to solve some of the most complex issues African businesses confront, not only from the lens of Africans but with very serious insights from the Australian and Indonesian teams. We cannot wait to see them battle each other live on October the 13th when the global semi-finals kicks off at the JSE and 14th when we crown the eventual winners.” 

What’s next? Well round 2 of the competition is already in action. The top 6 teams are invited to submit another video link, this time a 3 minutes 2-part Video:

  • Part 1: Introducing their team, why they entered as well as the learning lessons.
  • Part 2: Setting out their hopes and dreams including how The CFO has and could assist their future career.

The videos then go live on broadcast and social media over a 60 day period from August 1, 2016 for the public to have their say by voting for the best video. The team with the highest votes from the public will earn 2 points to their credit going into Round 3. Round 3 and round 4 are the semi-finals and finals respectively. Visit The CFO section on the website to stay informed on the competition key dates.

About The CFO Case Study Competition

The CFO Case Study Competition is Africa's premier and much-anticipated annual global event that brings together students, young professionals, universities, professional bodies, policy makers and big business for one purpose: to inspire the next generation of CFOs & Global Business Leaders. It is an integral part of Finance Indaba Africa Expo, the largest gathering of finance and allied professionals and businesses on the continent. The Competition started on the 1st of November 2015 with team entries, going through round 1, 2 and then reaching a crescendo in round 3 and 4, this being when the final 6 teams battle it out live in South Africa at the semi-finals and global finals on the 13th and 14th of October 2016 at the JSE and the Sandton Convention Center (SCC) respectively. These two days will be action-packed as the teams contest for a R100, 000 cash prize and prove their mettle as the world's best of the best!


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