KPMG in Romania is pleased to announce the winners of our first edition of the national KPMG Case Competition. Rareș Popescu, Maria Popescu, Andreea Orîndaru and Radu Ciobanu, students of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, will now go on to represent Romania at the KPMG International Case Competition Final which will take place in Sao Paulo in April.
KPMG in Romania joined the KPMG International Case Competition for the first time this year, as a further demonstration of its continued support for excellence in education in Romania, and is proud to give Team EconoMystics the chance to take their knowledge and skills all the way to Sao Paolo, Brazil, to be measured against global standards.
The KPMG International Case Competition is a fast-paced, thrilling challenge, designed to provide business-oriented students – the leaders of tomorrow – with the opportunity to maximize their potential and compete with the brightest minds. This year, KPMG International Case Competition has attracted over 14,800 students from 400 universities in 23 countries.
As Serban Toader, Senior Partner of KPMG in Romania, states: “This is an incredible experience and a great opportunity for ambitious students. A few years ago, we, as a firm, committed to actively support education and promote he highest standards in Romania. The KPMG International Case Competition is a great chance for students to discover first-hand what it is like to work as a consultant, to help them test and further develop their strengths while discovering new ones. All in all, it is a propeller for any ambitious student who wants to make a real difference in the world. KPMG’s ambition is to help the Romanian business community, and entrepreneurship is key. This competition allows students to take their entrepreneurial skills to the next level.”
As Ada Palea, Director People, Performance and Culture, states: “This competition is part of our ongoing policy to encourage outstanding education. It is a wonderful opportunity for any student to get exposed to the reality of the business world, as it offers inside perspectives that not many have the chance to see while still at university. It is an event that encourages creativity, rewards ingenuity, teambuilding and fair-play, and strengthens existing skills while building on new ones.”
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KPMG in Romania and Moldova operates from six offices located in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Iasi, Timisoara and Chişinău. We currently employ 700 partners and staff; Romanians and Moldovans as well as expatriates.