02 Mar 2020

GSOM SPbU Students Team Win Kearney Advantage 2020 Case Championship

On March 1, the final of the Kearney Advantage 2020 case championship took place in Moscow. The team of GSOM SPbU Master students "GSOM Flex" took first place in the final of the Kearney Advantage 2020 case championship. The team includes MiM students Makar Belyaev, Kirill Ivanov, Valery Iodko and a student MUND programs Timur Ramazanov.



Six teams reached the final. The GSOM SPbU “Fathers and Sons” team, including Anna Provotorova, MiM, Georgy Baskhaev, MCF, Pavel Burdeyny, profile financial management, and Nikita Dreval, profile marketing, took the third place in the Kearney case championship.


The case championship consisted of 3 stages: sending the decision online, the semi-final and the final in the office of A.T. Kearney. The partner of the championship was the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK). This is one of the largest coal-energy companies in the world, a leading producer of coal, heat and electricity in Russia.


Nikita Dreval, a 3rd year student in marketing, told how their team was preparing for the case championship: “Thanks to the GSOM Family, namely, alumni working in consulting, we were able to consult with experts from the industrial sector to get a general picture the coal market processes, and how to present our decision and to form the logic of the story. ”


In the final teams presented projects aimed at increasing the sales of SUEK in the Asia-Pacific market. They were evaluated by representatives of Kearney and SUEK.


Kearney implements large-scale projects for business transformation, digitalization, changing the operating model, improving the supply system and supply chain management, optimizing the maintenance and repair system and comprehensive cost reduction.