[Focus] 2015 KAIST Conference on Emerging Financial Markets2015-12-14Hit:1221
KGSF held "2015 KAIST Conference on Emerging Financial Markets" and invited the first two essay contest winners to attend on December 18. The winners presented their prize works to the faculty and current students. Also, there was a special lecture on Financial Reform delivered by Jaehong Suh, Director General of International Cooperation, Financial Services Commission. After the presentations, the award ceremony and dinner followed. The winners, current students and faculty members gathered and celebrated the event together.
Before that, KGSF held an essay contest for the purpose of encouraging the international alumni to improve their work performance after returning to their home countries.
According to a survey by KGSF, many of our alumni said that they have been applying what they learned to the real world successfully. They also have been trying to share their knowledge within the organization. So, KGSF has designed this essay contest in order to increase the alumni’s motivation for applying and sharing their knowledge within the alumni network. We expect this contest to stimulate the alumni to demonstrate their pride and passion for work and to contribute to better organizational performance. It will be also helpful for the alumni to learn from other people’s experiences.
The first contest was held in this fall and many of the alumni submitted their impressive stories. All the essays are successfully describing education and experiences at KAIST as well as their applications to the field work. The contest was judged by a review committee consisting of three professors through a double stage review process.
The winners are:
○ First winner: Ms. Geraldine C. Pama from the Philippines
○ Second winner: Mr. Nurbek Darvishev from Uzbekistan
○ Third winner: Abraham Ablorh Mensah, from Ghana
○ Forth winner: Atchaporn Kreetadumrongdej, from Thailand
The first and second winners were invited to attend the conference and ceremony and the third and fourth winners were given a plaque and a school logo watch set as prizes.
Geraldine, the first winner, wrote an essay about her experiences of knowledge sharing, with which she has been involved since graduation. She presents her study on Regulating Stock Market Manipulation she wrote at KAIST as an independent research paper. She presented and shared her study in her department of the Security Exchange Commission. The presentation was very helpful for her colleagues as they are also eager to learn more about this subject. She was able to continue sharing her knowledge through her research paper when she conducted another session in the Securities Commission in Malaysia and an Echo Session in her agency. Due to the interest of the participants in this subject, she will run the session again in a series of seminars in January the next year.
Nurbek, the second winner, upon graduation from KAIST joined Uzbekistan Fund for Reconstruction and Development. At the Fund he will apply some advanced tools such as scenario analysis and sensitivity analysis while conducting project appraisals. He will be expected to take part in overall development, and he will be involved in carrying out various economic financial reforms. He has recently been conducting research on public investment management systems. The research is forthcoming and will be published in early January next year by the Center for Economic Research, a think-tank institute under the President’s Office.