AIM students, Ava Española (EMBA 2018), Cindy Saw (EMBA 2019 and MSDS 2019), and Timothy Clark Dauz (MBA 2018), coached by the Basant and Sarala Professorial Chair in Asian Family Corporations Prof. Ginny Santiago, won third place in the Graduate Division of the 6th Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC 2019) held in Burlington Vermont, from January 9 to 12, 2019. It is the first time, since inception, that AIM participated in the competition and the first time that any Asian team entered the finals round.

The annual FECC prepares participants to tackle the critical issues that are unique to family enterprise by applying the knowledge and expertise they have developed in the classroom towards solving complex family business cases. During four tough rounds of competition, the teams presented their case to a distinguished panel of judges who determined which group best understood, analyzed, and presented the case.

The graduate division was composed of 12 teams representing educational institutions from 11 countries.

Congratulations to the AIM team with particular mention to Ava who won the Best Graduate Presenter.