Mahindra War Room 2012 is a Grand Success

January 14, 2013

The Mahindra War Room is a platform for future leaders of our country’s top B-Schools to put their knowledge to use and come up with innovative & disruptive solutions for the various businesses of the Group. Over the years, this strategy contest has become a cult brand in India’s top B-school campuses. This season saw a commendable increase in participation with 1816 teams against 1246 teams in 2011. Twenty-one teams, each representing a different B-School, battled it out at the semi-finals to reach the top.

Mahindra Warroom 2012 Winners

Team Gangs of FMS (Delhi) receives their prize from Anand Mahindra, Chairman & MD, Mahindra Group.

The theme was 'Disruptive Innovation', keeping in mind the Mahindra Group's aspiration of being amongst Top 50 Most Admired Global Brands by 2021.Case presentations threw light on the kind of innovation needed in order to achieve the Group's aspiration. The students had to present a solution to a business case and convince the jury that they had the most feasible idea with a potential to influence business growth, which Mahindra Group could consider.

Mahindra Warroom 2012 - Prince Augustine

Prince Augustin, Exec. VP - Group Human Capital and Leadership Development, focuses on the War Room initiative.

The campus winners from the top 21 B-Schools flew down to Mumbai for the Grand Finale – a two-day event at Mahindra Towers, Worli on November 22, 2012. The jury, comprising of senior leaders from the various Mahindra businesses, chose the top seven teams from this round.

On the following day, November 23, 2012, these top seven teams presented their solutions to a jury comprising Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman and MD, Mahindra Group and the Presidents. The level of performance of each participating team was par excellence. The frontrunners were neck to neck. ‘Team Gangs of FMS’, FMS (Delhi), which presented on the agri-business industry emerged victorious and was crowned winner of The Mahindra War Room, 2012. Team Bistro from SPJIMR Mumbai, which presented on the Financial Services Sector, finished Runners-up.

All in all, the Mahindra War Room 2012 was a grand success.

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