João Matoso Henriques (SDG) takes a positive view of last year

The teams that occupied the first three places bear the flag of their countries

The city of Yekaterinburg, Russia, hosted on the 4th, 5th and 6th of this month, the international final of the 2018 edition of the Global Management Challenge.

Portugal was in second place and Côte d'Ivoire in third, in a world event that had the participation of 19 countries from Europe, Africa, America and Asia.

An event with the participation of 19 countries, from the European, African, Asian and American continents and which had Russia as its winner, who participated with a team of executives. For the five young Russians, this was a special moment, as they won at home. Portugal also took the podium, having reached the second position.

The national team, made up of three young staff from Caixa Geral de Depósitos, achieved the best classification in the last two decades, since Portugal has not won this event internationally since the 1998 edition and achieved a second place in the 1999 edition. The African continent it also had one of its best results, with third place occupied by Côte d'Ivoire. Contrary to what has happened in recent years, Asian teams, namely Macau, Hong Kong and China, did not reach the top three positions.

The Portuguese ambassador to the Russian Federation, Paulo Vizeu Pinheiro, did not have the opportunity to accompany the international final in Yekaterinburg, but received the Portuguese delegation at the embassy in Moscow. In his opinion, this initiative, organized by a national team, gives visibility to our country. He also recalled that Portugal and Russia are celebrating 240 years of diplomatic relations. After Russia and in May of next year, it will be Lisbon's turn to host the international final of the 2019 edition. presents in Portugal and in the world..

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