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  Synexcel Consulting grabs third place in CIMA GBC Natl Finals  
  Post by: Allyssa Carandang | 9/16/2013 7:48:05 AM  

  Synexcel Consulting,  consisted of four senior BS Accountancy (BSA) students Mary Jane Claveria, Jessyl De Castro, Mark Ibayan and Dency Topacio, placed third in this years Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Global Business Challenge (CIMA GBC) national finals after competing with six other top contenders last June 21 at Century Park Hotel, Manila.

CIMA GBC is an annual international business competition designed to bring out the best in young business leaders of tomorrow.  It is an opportunity for students around the world to showcase their talent in business management. This years competition is an analysis of the business and operational issues of a growing toy manufacturing company in Europe.

Synexcel Consulting submitted their case analyses last April 1 for the preliminary screening of the competition. Synexcel bested 54 teams representing 37 schools nationwide during the preliminary rounds, securing their place within the seven finalists that would compete on the national finals.

Other finalists listed were Team Power Up from De La Salle University (DLSU), Team My Charlie Legion from Malayan Colleges Laguna, Team Pylon Consultancy from Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Team WL Griffin Accountants Inc. from MSU - Iligan Institute of Technology, Team NDDU JPIA from Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, and Team Bluechips Scions from University of the Philippines (UP) Visayas.

At the national finals, the seven teams presented their papers in front of six judges, namely Prof. Dr. Rozainun Haji Abdul Aziz, FCMA, CGMA, the Dean, Faculty of Accountancy of Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia; Mr. Abhaya Gupta, the Director and Head of Technology of Barclays Corporate New Markets and India Delivery Centre; Ms. Consuelo O. Cadelia, the 2013 ACPACI National President and the Vice President, Controllership of SM Retail, Inc.; Mr. Leonardo D. Cuaresma, the Chief Operations Officer of Punongbayan & Araullo; Ms. Rebecca Sarmenta, partner in SGV & Co., Risk Advisory Services; and Mr. Venkkat Ramanan, the Head of South East Asia CIMA. Dr. Abdul Aziz served as the chief judge of the competition.  Synexcel was first to present their case analysis, followed by a ten-minute question & answer portion.

DLSUs Team Power Up emerged Champions for this years challenge, with UP Visayas Bluechips Scions as First Runner Up and DLSLs Synexcel as Second Runner Up. Team Power Up would be representing the Philippines for CIMA GBC Global Finals to be held at Johannesburg, South Africa on August 28-29.