ABS Student Won the Champion at KPMG International Case Competition

Apr 20, 2017

Team China, comprising Him Ho (Asian Business Studies, Year 4) and his teammates from CUHK Business School, became the winning team of 2017 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC). The team was the first team from Asia to obtain the title of KICC world champion.

The KICC2017 was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 10-13, 2017. The theme this year is “To innovate, to disrupt, to transform”, featuring elements of Big Data, turning company data into useable insights and Fin Tech, using technology to drive disruption in the financial services industry.

Credit: Video from KPMG
This global contest has attracted more than 18,000 applicants from 480 top universities and has brought together the national winning teams from 23 counties to compete for the global final. Team China bested other national finalists and was crowned the champion by the innovative solutions and solid business case they generated.

Him Ho, as a graduating student this year, shared his thoughts on his very last business case competition in his university life:

“The KICC2017 has provided me with a valuable opportunity to meet and compete with the national champions from more than over 20 countries. It was a wonderful platform to be inspired by the others’ innovative business ideas and the speakers’ thought-provoking speeches. Other than attending the case competition, I have also enjoyed the special Portuguese cuisine and the beautiful view of Lisbon. The outdoor activities, meals, the parties, and every round of the competition were all exceptional and well-organised.

Apart from the joy of being the global champion, I want to take this opportunity to thank my lovely team. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with my teammates, Kayee, Marco, and Harry, who are all very bright business elites. I truly believe the synergy between us is incomparable to any other teams.

To innovate, to disrupt, to transform. The KICC2017 is definitely a remarkable piece of memory that I will always cherish in my life.”