Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Singapore played host to 31 university students for the regional finals of its leadership development programme, P&G CEO Challenge, in its capacity as Asia Pacific headquarters.
Held on 13 February, the P&G CEO Challenge is a global competition designed to test students’ aptitude for business strategy and problem solving. In this edition, students from Singapore, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, South Korea and Malaysia showcased their ability to address business challenges of one of P&G’s brands, Gillette.
Teo Xin Yee and Winnie Tan Wei Ni from the National University of Singapore together with Wong Hong Qiang from Nanyang Technological University were awarded as the Winners of the APAC Finals. They will go on to compete in the Global Finals in Dubai on May 20-24, 2019, where they will make decisions as a CEO in a business simulator.
Jamal Berradia, Vice President, Human Resources, P&G APAC and Indian Sub-Continent, Middle East and Africa (IMEA) said: “At P&G, leadership development is a key business strategy. As a ‘build from within’ company, we invest in developing our people from day one and throughout their career.”
In its third year, the P&G CEO Challenge includes three rounds: local, regional and global. This year, over 7,000 students across the region applied. Over two days in P&G’s APAC headquarters, the finalists learned from P&G leaders as well as met student leaders from around the world. They worked on a real business challenge and presented their ideas to P&G leaders.
The winners of the global challenge will get an all-expenses paid trip to P&G’s global headquarters in Cincinnati where they will meet David Taylor, P&G Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer. They will also attend the P&G SIGNAL Accelerator Summit 2019.
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