INSEAD MIMs Take On The Global Case Competition
This year the INSEAD Consulting Club launched the inaugural INSEAD Global Case Competition in partnership with McKinsey & Company. Current MBA and MIM students formed teams of three to five students and delivered six to eight slides on a specific problem chosen by the Leadership Team.
For this year's challenge, over 25 teams from all of INSEAD's campuses had the chance to design a strategy for the sustainable and profitable growth of either a traditional legacy bank or a digital challenger bank.
The initial slide decks were then sent to a panel of McKinsey consultants and industry experts. This year's problem statement offered a unique opportunity to dive into the landscape of an industry undergoing tremendous change and experience the work of strategy consultants for a week. After collaborating on several projects together already, and with confidence in our ability to challenge ourselves to bring the best out of each other, our team of MIM students seemed like the ideal group to undertake such a challenge.
After careful deliberation, we chose to define a strategy for the digital challenger Revolut.
Out of the 25+ teams, five teams made it into the final, including us as the only MIM team!
Prior to the final, these teams had the opportunity to discuss their presentations with a McKinsey & Company Engagement Manager who gave valuable feedback as to how to improve our pitches. Once we got to the final, the five teams presented their work to three judges from McKinsey & Company and JP Morgan. We ended up finishing in third place!
Francesca FitzGerald comes from the UK where she graduated from the University of Oxford with a joint honours degree in Spanish and Portuguese. Before INSEAD, she was an intern in Competition & Finance Law at SRS Advogados in Lisbon. She hopes to pursue a consulting career after completing the MIM programme.
Hendrik Gaens comes from Belgium and graduated from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands with a MSc in Aerospace Engineering. Before INSEAD, he was an Aerospace Engineer intern at Avy – Drones for Good. He hopes to pursue a consulting career after completing the MIM programme.
Muriel Jacques comes from Martinique and graduated from KAIST and INSA Lyon with a dual degree in Industrial Engineering. Before INSEAD, she was a consultant at Accenture. She hopes to pursue a consulting career with a focus on Sustainability after completing the MIM programme.
Tristan Renondin comes from France and graduated from McGill in Canada in Electrical Engineering. Before INSEAD, he was a consultant at CapGemini. He hopes to pursue a consulting career after completing the MIM programme.
Loïc Schreurs comes from The Netherlands where he graduated from Nyenrode Business Universiteit with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Before INSEAD, he was a Financial Analyst at Adyen. He hopes to pursue consulting opportunities after completing the MIM programme.