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On Monday 11 November 2019, the AUAF Business Department, Office of Student Affairs, Alumni Relations, and the Arête Business Club have organized the campus-wide “2019 Business Excellence Awards & Entrepreneurs Showcase” event at AUAF international campus.  The event started with welcome remarks by AUAF President Mr. David Sedney followed by Board of Trustees member Ms. Leslie Shweitzer who encouraged entrepreneurial spirit. Then our keynote speaker Mr. Sanzar Kakar the Chairman of Afghanistan Holding Group (AHG) delivered an inspirational speech. The Platinum Sponsor of this event was “Ghazanfar Bank”. Mr. Ali Mushtaaq and Mr. Naweed Hamidi as our VIP guests participated in the event on behalf of Ghazanfar Bank. Mr. Ali Mushtaq delivered his remarks and expressed his appreciation to AUAF students and administration in promoting entrepreneurship in Afghanistan. In addition, VIP guests from Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Roshan Telecom, Afghanistan Holding Group, and Mezan International School were also participated in this event.  Furthermore, the Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest participants who were under graduate (UG) students from MGT 260-460 class presented their pitch projects and their results are as follow:
2019 AUAF Business Excellence Awards WINNERS Entrepreneurship PITCH (MGT 260-460)
1st Place      Fatema Jalaly                        Fashion Pollution

2nd Place     Tamana Abdi                        Rental Wedding Dresses 

3rd Place      Imran Hamkar                     Waste Management
Honorable Mention

Shukria Ghaznavi                Tile Tracking Device

Mahsa Nedam                    Digital Hiring System

Khairuddin Bakhshi             Switch Books
Next NEWCO group projects were presented by UG students from MGT 450 class and the results are as follow:
2019 AUAF Business Excellence NEWCO Awards WINNERS
1st Place Afghanistan Finance Consulting and Auditing • Ahmad Jan Nawazee, Hadisa Gowahari, Shahnaz Haidary
2nd Place RePower Strategic Renewable Energy • Bareenullah Himmat, Abdul Khalil Raoufi, Ali Murtaza Eissar
3rd Place Afghan Plastic Recycling • Arash Farooqi, Tamim Sarwarzad, Subhan Ihsani
The event was closed by Dr. Arni Arnthorsson the Chair of Business Department inspirational remarks, afterward there was Fashion Show which was organized with the support of Hareer Clothing Services owned by AUAF alumni Ms. Homa Osmani. Alumni showcase featured AUAF students and alumni presenting their businesses and works. And the winner was Kainaat Group of Companies which is owned by our MBA student Mr. Gul Sahibzada who received AUAF Alumni Excellence in Innovation Award.  2019 AUAF Alumni Excellence in Innovation Award   Showcase Award
1st Place   Kainaat Group of Companies - Gul Sahibbzada (MBA 2020)
Honorable Mentions

Hareer Clothing                                   - Homa Usmany  (Law  2016)

Aabtak Design Center                           -Amina Ahmady  (MBA 2015)

Intellectual Applications (IAP)                -Sher Sha Rahim (ITCS 2018)

Geres (Acting for Climate Solidarity)      -Maryam Danish (BBA 2018)
Thank you,
Ghazanfar Bank


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