KARACHI (PR) - The Indus Motor Company (IMC) Battle of the Brains competition recently came to a close. The competition, which kicked off in December 2012, was geared towards generating ideas from Pakistan’s top two business schools – Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi.

Speaking on the occasion, Parvez Ghias, CEO, Indus Motor Company, said that this competition is testament to the immense talent present in the youth of Pakistan. He added that “the idea behind this activity is to enable young minds to use their energies constructively and provide solutions to actual problems related to trade and industry. The youth is the future of our country and this competition is an effective platform to train them for the task that lies ahead of them.”

The focus of the competition was to encourage students to think of innovative ideas and practical solutions to the problems presented to them. Each business school had four participating teams that were provided with a case study on issues related to the automobile industry.

All teams were required to evaluate the study by summarising its findings and giving recommendations. Students then put together their recommendations in final presentation that was assessed by a panel of jurists from IMC. These were: Faisal Muneeb Khan, Senior General Manager HR; Raheel Asghar, Senior General Manager Engineer Services; Taimur Ahmed, General Manager Marketing and Planning; Syed Omer, General Manager Parts, and Babar Salim, Manager Corporate Planning.

The winners were that of the Green Team from LUMS and included LUMS Muhammad Adnan Azam, Ansar Moughis-ud-din, Zaid bin Shahid and Hashaam Ahmed while the runner-up was the Master Mind Team from IBA whose members were Urooj Hashmi, Laraib Nawaz, Saba Saleem and Maisam Ali Shams.