12 August 2017
KUALA LUMPUR – 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 yesterday.
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.
Loh Rachel from Malaysia was named as the Global Champion of Maybank Go Ahead Challenge 2017.
Rachel from HELP University was awarded with a cash prize of U$D1,000 and an opportunity to pursue a two-week internship at any Maybank office of 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 was named as the 1st runner up winner and won USD20,000 prize money.
The 2ndrunner-up went to Team Avengers who received the prize money of USD10,000.
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.
“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.