"Microsoft is very pleased to be involved in this global initiative, which is very rewarding for us. We have been sponsors in Portugal for almost 8 years and have extended our collaboration to 5 other countries. Young people have an opportunity to learn more about the management challenges they will face in the future and how to run a company. Being an international competition, the participants and sponsors also have a unique opportunity to learn about different cultures and establish very interesting and fruitful connections."
- Rodrigo Costa, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
PARIS 1 UNIVERSITY, PANTHÉON-SORBONNE
"Our partnership with the GMC reflects the Sorbonne’s wish to open itself out more widely into the world of business. This competition is a stimulating occasion for our students to put their learning into practice. In conditions close to those of the economic world, they submit their decisions to the sanction of the market – even if it is simulated – and compete against students from different academic backgrounds."
- Pierre-Yves Hénin, President of Paris 1 University, Panthéon-Sorbonne
"PwC is happy to be the partner of the GMC for the 10th successive year. Connecting people from different worlds – corporate executives, students and professors in the context of a strategic challenge and enriching the experience and knowledge of everyone is what makes for the conditions of an exceptional human adventure."
- Jean-Emmanuel Combes, Senior Partner, Communication & Marketing Europe, PricewaterhouseCoopers
"Air France is proud to participate in the GMC, establishing a unique contact with students. On the one hand, the company can discover their values, motivations and expectations. On the other hand, the GMC constitutes the key to team working, so highly favoured by companies. Our executives and managers are thoroughly involved in the competition and this cohesion has developed steadily and led to a maximum of exchange."
- Mireille Largeault, Head of Recruitment, Air France
"Due to the quality of our partnership and mutual investment, we manage to improve the proximity between students and our brands, sharing our entrepreneurship and commitment to achieve our ambition. Thanks to all the Global Management Challenge team, to all the students ... Let's meet this year in Europe."
- Valérie Mellul, HR development Manager PPR Group
"Life inspiring ideas. Based on our company value to support new ideas and on our emphasis for continuous growth, we participated last year in the 1st edition of Global Management Challenge in Greece, by sponsoring student teams both from business studies and physical sciences. This year, after last year's really positive experience we undetrook the sponsorship of the competition parallel to the participation of employees teams. Through this "game", executives have the chance to gain experiences in functions that are not part of their everyday business work. Students on the other hand practice what they may already know theoretically and face a business reality that they may not had chance to know. We, as a company, are happy to offer this knowledge and experience to our people, opening new horizons, as well as to get closer to students that may become our business associates in the future."
- Alina Papageorgiou, Human Resources Director, Astra Zeneca Greece
“As a Global Partner in Innovation, the Altran Group is very proud to have been among the first sponsors of the "Global Challenge" competition in Belgium. We were attracted essentially by its pioneering aspect which reminded us of the values we pursue in our business.
For the last 3 years, Altran has coached several student teams for the competition and it was a perfect opportunity to get to know one another. The challenge is also an excellent way of letting the academic and business worlds work together.”
- Philippe Vranckx, Human Resources Director Benelux Scandinavia, Altran
"We are looking for ambitious, persistent and goal oriented people, the best specialists in their domain. We bank on those, who are open for new experiences in the confines of a modern organization. Due to the fact that we are carrying out various complex projects, analytical thinking and the ability to draw conclusions, as well as creativity combined with good work planning, are the essential features for developing original ideas. This goal might be achieved by joining to the group of Global Management Challenge sponsors.
Thanks to participation in the GMC competition, contestants will be able to develop new professional skills, not only through solving sophisticated game tasks but also through learning from each other. Not winning is the most important, but participation and the involvement of young people as well as ours, the companies engaged in the contest”.
- Jacek Kowalski, Mobility and Employees Development Director, Telekomunikacja Polska SA.
"Each year I experience that my students participating in the game enjoy the experience. The learning effects they gain from their participation are great. This game offers what lectures can never offer and I thus will continue to stimulate my master students to take the challenge. Thanks to the organizers for creating this irreplaceable opportunity for students."
- Aimé Heene, professor at Ghent University - Faculty og Economics and Business Administration