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Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge 2016 — Important Life Lessons on Resilience & Collaborative Success for Global Finalists

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-Winning teams and Global Champion walked away with cash prize USD71,000
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Resilience and truly collaborating for success, rather than self-confidence and individualism were some of the important life lessons shared by winners and participants of the Global Finals at the Gala Dinner of the Maybank Go Ahead. Challenge (MGAC) 2016 held in Kuala Lumpur recently. MGAC is an award winning and unique case competition combining elements of The Amazing Race, The Apprentice as well as corporate responsibility initiatives to spot the all-rounder talent to join the Maybank Group.

Top 60 Global Finalists at the Gala Night for MGAC 2016
Top 60 Global Finalists at the Gala Night for MGAC 2016
A jubilant Chenyun You from China, was named the Global Champion of the Maybank Go Ahead Challenge. Chenyun You, a Masters graduate in Finance from Cass University won a cash prize of USD1,000. Team Transformers, comprising Finalists from China, Singapore and Malaysia were announced as the winning team, walking away with a cash prize of USD40,000. Team Dark Knight with participants from Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia won the 1st Runner-up spot for USD20,000. The 2nd Runner up, went to Team Kingsmen comprising Finalists from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia taking home USD10,000. The ultimate reward to the Global Finalists is being offered to join Maybank in its entry pipeline programme, the Global Maybank Apprentice Programme (GMAP).

“We are all winners because we came out Champions from experiences we have never faced before in our lives. The Challenge is more than meets the eye. We have never encountered the type of activities, emotions and aspects of our weaknesses or strengths. Each stage was intense as it pushed us out of our comfort zones and helped us build resilience. More importantly, alone, we cannot achieve much, so teamwork is important. We now realise that work-life is challenging especially if you want to be on top of the game. And, Maybank has shown us what it takes to be ahead of competitors and achieve success,” said William Teo, team leader of Team Transformers.

For the first time in the Challenge, the Global Champion was given the option to choose where they would like to complete an exciting two-week international assignment at any Maybank office around the world. Chenyun selected Maybank New York as she wanted to experience the pulse of the New York financial centre apart from London’s where she spent a year completing her Masters. “MGAC has given me an unforgettable experience and it taught me the true meaning of resilience especially during the physical activities at Tadom Base, known as Malaysia’s toughest obstacle course. I struggled a lot completing the course but I believe that you have to remove yourself out of your comfort zone and push yourself further in order to move forward. I am now more open to taking on new challenges in order to let myself grow both professionally and personally,” said Chenyun.

This year, the competition received a record breaking 37,000 applications — a 65% increase from 2015 and a 36-fold increase since its inaugural in 2012. Maybank received applications from 105 nationalities around the world with 18 nationalities competing at the Global Finals. The Global Finalists were from United Kingdom, mainland China, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Malaysia. The diversity of nationalities clearly demonstrates Maybank’s global reach and attractiveness as an employer.

“The increasing number of applicants year-on-year, from 1,000 since its 2012 inception to 37,000 in 2016 proves how nimble we are in responding to the new trends in recruiting top talents such as the Millennials, especially with the increasing use of new technology platforms. MGAC is one of our platforms to recruit best young talents not only in the countries that we operate in but globally and we are honoured that we are playing a crucial role in contributing to the development of the region. MGAC has pushed our participants to go beyond the boundaries and experience real-life challenges for them to learn the importance of resilience and tenacity,” added Nora Manaf.

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Ayesha Rahman

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Source: Maybank

Written by asiafreshnews

September 9, 2016 at 10:01 am

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