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The Dependables wins Unilever’s ‘BizMaestros 2021’ title

Team 'The Dependables' clinched the national championship final of 'BizMaestros 2021' beating Team 'Leftover Pizza' at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, Dhaka recently.

Unilever organised the championship. 

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The winning team from North South University will now fight for the global championship, according to a press release.

The team will soon travel to the United Kingdom to take part in the global platform of 'Unilever Future Leaders' League' in London, wherein they will compete against different countries' champion teams across the world.

A total of six teams from five different universities across Bangladesh took part in the final round of the championship. Team 'Code Red' from the Islamic University of Technology University won the first runner-up title.   

Team 'Leftover Pizza' from IBA-Jahangirnagar University was named for the second runner-up title.

All these contenders from the top 3 teams will now get an opportunity to have an internship under Unilever Leadership Internship Programme.

Apart from them, the rest of three teams--'Team Moho' and Team 'Fan Club' from IBA-Dhaka University and 'Team Sabertooths' from East West University--who qualified for the second round throughout the competition will be in the talent pipeline for future recruitment opportunities at Unilever Bangladesh.

Rupali Chowdhury, managing director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd, Syed Nasim Manzur, managing director of Apex Footwear Ltd, Zaved Akhtar, chief executive officer of Unilever Bangladesh Ltd, and KSM Minhaj, managing director of Unilever Consumer Care Ltd, evaluated the six finalist teams as a panel of business leaders and industry experts.

"BizMaestros is grooming aspiring business leaders, which is fueled by Unilever Bangladesh's commitment of upskilling one million youth with future-fit skills by 2030. The youth of Bangladesh have limitless untapped potential and they are our nation's greatest resource," said Zaved Ahktar, managing director of Unilever Bangladesh Ltd.

"With a view to developing the country with strong economic growth, there is nothing more important than investing in the youth and equipping them with the appropriate skills so that they are prepared for the challenges and opportunities that come our way."

"Seeing the talented finalists present realistic solutions to actual problems that the business faces are an indicator of how effective this competition truly is to prepare them for being the leaders of tomorrow as BizMaestros is the gateway for students to experience the thrill of real business," he said.