Once again, the excellence of the education system in the UAE and the academic merit of its students came to the fore when an Emirati student prevailed among all others at the Wharton School’s Global Young Leaders Academy Business Plan Competition. Mohamed Saif Al Mazrouei, who was a contender in the Future Medical Stars programme, sauntered away with the top prize. Al Mazrouei also dedicated his win to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The competition saw active participation from students across the globe.
A total of nine enterprising students from the UAE were representing the country at the competition. The contingent spent a fortnight exploring the concepts of market research, accounting, advertising, marketing management and entrepreneurship. This knowledge is expected to give them essential skills to nurture their future business plans.
The selection of the students took place after they pitched their inventive business ideas to a panel of representatives from Al Bayt Mitwahid Association and VPS Healthcare. The students’ initiatives are being funded by UAE-based doctor and managing director of VPS Healthcare, Dr Shamsheer Vayalil.