Thammasat University claims the top spot, while Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School) win second and third place trophies, respectively.
Jiraya Boonyasait, Kattareeya Teeraratpol, Monsinee Sattayarak and Vorawan Wangpanitkul made up the Thammasat delegation. They were coached by advisor Satjaporn Tungsong.
The winning team has overcome an unwritten odd at this case competition. In recent years, none of the teams selected to present first were able to make it to the top 3. Until now.
Despite being chosen as team number one and facing the pressure of presenting first, Thammasat delivered a solid strategy which set the tone for an intense day of competition. In the end, they remained undefeated and took the champions’ plate home.
The teams from HKUST and Wharton represented their school well and achieved a great comeback. HKUST had not ranked since winning 1st place in 2004, while Wharton’s last win was in 2005 (1st place as well).
Alex Chun Kit Wong, Hoh Yan Jasmine Ling, Wai Ying Yip and Xue Yuxing made up the delegation from Hong Kong and were coached by Lynn Pi.
The team from Wharton comprised Cameron Rouzer, Casey Klyszeiko, Raymond Flores and Mindy Zhang, who were coached by Keith Niederneier.
The three winners were announced during Closing Ceremonies, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Old Montreal. Participants, advisors, organizers, judges and former co-chairs since 2001 gathered for the evening to find out the results.
The McGill Management International Case Competition marked its tenth anniversary this year and took place March 23-27. The event was co-chaired by McGill BCom students Emily Price and Khaled Kteily.