Clinton, Yunus inspire Hult Global Case Challenge competitors

Friday, May 4, 2012

NEW YORK—“This is such an exhilarating experience. We’re very excited to meet President Clinton and Dr. Yunus. Win or lose, we are already winners,” Abhinav Chanakya, an MBA student representing the Asian Institute of Management in Manila told the Asian Journal while on the sidelines of the Hult Global Case Challenge’s final round of competition.

Dr. Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Prize Winner and founder of Grameen Bank joined some of the most influential business leaders such as former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and Michael Treschow, Chairman of Unilever to select this year’s winning business plans. President Bill Clinton served as this year’s keynote speaker and personally presented the awards to the winning teams.

In March, 2012 Fortune Magazine named Yunus as “one of 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time” and praised him for “his unrelenting efforts to alleviate poverty around the world.” In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.? The Wharton School of Business chose him as one of “The 25 Most Influential Business Persons of the Past 25 Years.”

Source: Asian Journal (link opens in a new window)