A first-year Schulich iBBA student was recently selected as one of the worldwide winners of an international essay competition that challenged students to come up with an entrepreneurial solution to a global issue.
Emil Noordeh is one of only 200 students from 50 countries around the world to be selected as a winner of the St. Gallen "Wings of Excellence" Award. Noordeh wrote an essay in which he proposed a solution to the hardships faced by low-skilled workers in developing nations that simultaneously increases corporate profits and reduces the extent of foreign aid required of industrialized nations.
As part of his prize, Noordeh has been invited to attend a three-day symposium from May 15-17 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, along with 600 world leaders and 100 media representatives. Most of his travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the symposium sponsors.
The St. Gallen Symposium, now in its 38th year, bills itself as the "world’s leading platform for dialogue on key issues in management, the entrepreneurial environment and the interface between business, politics and civil society." The theme of this year’s symposium is "Global Capitalism – Local Values."
For more information, visit the St. Gallen Symposium Web site.