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Friday, August 11 2017 - 20:44
Loh Rachel from Malaysia and Team Wonderwomen Announced as Top Winners of the Maybank GO Ahead. Challenge 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

After an intense 10-day competition, the Top Winners of the Maybank Go Ahead. 
Challenge (MGAC) 2017 were revealed at its Gala Dinner, held in Kuala Lumpur. 
MGAC is Maybank's award-winning, multi-disciplinary talent acquisition and 
recruitment programme. In its 6th instalment this year, MGAC remains both an 
innovative and responsible recruitment platform to spot, build and nurture 
diverse, global talent.

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Top 3 Winners of MGAC 2017

Loh Rachel from Malaysia was named as the Global Champion of Maybank Go Ahead 
Challenge 2017. Loh Rachel from HELP University was awarded with a cash prize 
of USD1,000 and an opportunity to pursue a two-week internship at any Maybank 
office of his/her choice around the world. Team Wonderwomen, comprising 
Finalists from Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia emerged as the 
Global Champion, and walked away with a cash prize of USD40,000. Team Dark 
Knight, with Finalists from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and 
Cambodia was named as the 1st runner up winner and won USD20,000 prize money. 
The 2nd runner-up went to Team Avengers, comprising Finalists from Malaysia, 
South Korea, Philippines, Ukraine and Thailand who received the prize money of 

The ultimate reward for all the Finalists is a conditional offer to join 
Maybank in its entry-level pipeline programme, the award-winning Global Maybank 
Apprentice Programme (GMAP). The two-year rotational management trainee 
programme offers best in-class development, on-the-job training, assigned 
coaching by Maybank's senior management and the opportunity to undergo 
international assignments to any Maybank offices in the 20 countries, where 
Maybank has a presence.

Present at the Gala Dinner were Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, Maybank Group 
President & Chief Executive Officer; Dato' Wan Amirul Feisal, Maybank Group 
Chief Financial Officer; Nora Abd Manaf, Maybank Group Chief Human Capital 
Officer; Dato' Rafique Mohamed Merican, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank 
Islamic and Group Head of Islamic Banking; Suhail Amar Suresh, Group Chief 
Technology Officer; Kamaluddin Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Ageas 
Holdings and Maybank Group Head of Takaful and Insurance. Senior 
representatives from top universities across Malaysia and other countries were 
also present at the event.

"The Challenge increased in complexity through each stage, and pushed us to our 
limits as we were tested physically, mentally, emotionally to help us discover 
our inner strength. What I will always remember is to understand each of my 
teammate's strengths and weaknesses, to create a winning formula for the team. 
Thank you Maybank for giving us this money-can't-buy experience!" said Sorfina 
Hassan, Team Leader of Team Wonderwomen.

Loh Rachel shared her excitement on being named the Global Champion. "When I 
first applied to join MGAC 2017, I told myself that I will have to learn as 
much and as fast as possible. When we think positively and turn every challenge 
that comes our way into a learning opportunity, whether as a team or 
individually, we will be able to grow from strength to strength," she said. Loh 
Rachel selected Maybank United States of America for her internship as she 
wanted to experience life in a totally new city and environment that will open 
her eyes to new challenges and new ideas.

In a two-minute pitching session held for top Finalists in the running for the 
Global Champion spot, they delivered their level best pitch under the theme 
"What Defines Your Tomorrow" to captivate the audience to vote for them. In 
this year's MGAC, audience present at the Gala Dinner were able to vote for 
Finalists that they support as Global Champion. The Best MGAC 2017's University 
Award, an award for universities with the highest number of students 
participation in the MGAC 2017's University Leaderboard campaign, were also 
awarded later that night. With close to 2,000 students joining MGAC 2017, 
Sunway University was announced as the winner for this award category.

MGAC 2017 continues to be impactful and outstanding as it is the first student 
competition that tests its participants in both financial and non-financial 
disciplines, challenging them beyond their academic excellence. 

SOURCE  Maybank