Stanchart and HCT launch golf programme
Abu Dhabi, November 23, 2008
Standard Chartered Bank, one of the UAE’s leading international banks, has signed an agreement with Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and UAE minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Shaikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan.
As per the agreement a ‘Standard Chartered Young UAE Leaders Golf Programme’ will be established with the aim to initiate Emirati students into the sport of golf and to build their golfing skills in the lead up to the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
“The ‘Standard Chartered Young UAE Leaders Golf Programme’ is a clear demonstration of the bank’s continuous support to developing local talent and how it leads by example in the community. SCB was the first corporation to join the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) Foundation by sponsoring the Chair in Corporate Finance at the HCT. This unique golf programme will help better equip our youth to be the finest leaders of tomorrow,” said vice-chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology Dr Tayeb A. Kamali.
“We are dedicated to our presence in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, and are committed to contributing back to the communities we live and work in,” said CEO SCB, Abu Dhabi & Al Ain, Jeremy Parrish.
“Our ambition with the Standard Chartered Young UAE Leaders Golf Programme is to promote the sport among the UAE youth and to positively contribute to their continued development.”
Students enrolled at the Abu Dhabi Men’s College and the Abu Dhabi Women’s College will learn golf through an intensive programme coached by two golf professionals from the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, home to the Championship which runs from January 15 to 18, 2009, and which the bank is supporting as a Platinum sponsor for the fourth successive year.
The five most promising students from each college will be invited to attend an exclusive one-hour golf clinic with a visiting international golf professional during the 2009 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
The ‘Standard Chartered Young UAE Leaders Golf Programme’ is the first of a range of activities SCB will roll out in advance of the championship as part of the bank’s community initiatives.
Building on its 50 year presence in the UAE, SCB believes in being the right partner for Abu Dhabi for decades to come, and has actively demonstrated its commitment by implementing major development strategies in the UAE capital.
The five-year deal for platinum sponsorship of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship also ensures the Bank continues to participate in raising the profile of Abu Dhabi. – TradeArabia News Service