Kuwait: Burgan Bank announced its sponsorship of the Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Ahmad Award for Best National Athlete, as part of the sports initiatives of its comprehensive community-oriented social responsibility program, which aims to promote sports culture and foster development young people through sport.
The Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Award for Best National Athlete was launched in 2018 to promote sports and exercise among young people. It is awarded to the most talented athletes for their dedication to improving the sports sector as well as for their sports achievements and their positive influence on young people in this field. The prize for the 2021-2022 season will go to the best local footballer.
Kholoud Rida AlFeeli, Group Head-Corporate Communications at Burgan Bank, commented on the sponsorship saying, “Burgan Bank’s sponsorship for this award confirms its strong support to bring about positive change in society and enhance inclusive and holistic community development. Burgan’s sports initiatives are a central part of the social responsibility program which confirms our desire to support efforts to raise the level of sport in Kuwait and to strengthen the talents and abilities of young Kuwaiti athletes.
“We are proud to partner with the prestigious Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Award to serve our shared core value of improving community well-being through sports and elevating this sector in Kuwait by motivating younger generations to practice various sports and to excel at all levels. Burgan is always keen to support initiatives that promote active participation in sport and youth empowerment for the important role this plays in promoting progress for the benefit of all members of Kuwaiti society,” AlFeeli added.
For his part, the founder of the award, Mr. Mansour Al-Snan, said: “The Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al Ahmad Award for Best National Athlete aims to help nurture sports culture in Kuwait by empowering Kuwaiti athletes, including professionals, aspiring athletes and amateurs. We are happy to have the support of Burgan Bank and we are sure that this impactful collaboration will go a long way towards creating greater impact in the implementation of our common goals.
Burgan Bank has long been a firm believer in the important role the sports sector plays in promoting positive change and progress for the benefit of all members of society. As a passionate supporter of talented young people in all fields, he will continue to encourage Kuwaiti sports and athletes in accordance with his values and vision supporting the welfare and development of society.
About Burgan Bank
Established in 1977, Burgan Bank is currently the third largest bank by assets in Kuwait. From its inception, the Bank has had a strong focus on the corporate and financial institution sectors, in addition to diversifying its offering to meet its growing retail and private banking clientele.
Burgan Bank has majority-owned subsidiaries, collectively known as “Burgan Bank Group”, in the MENAT region. This group is supported by one of the largest branch networks in the region and includes: Gulf Bank Algeria – AGB (Algeria), Bank of Baghdad – BOB (Iraq and Lebanon), Tunis International Bank – TIB (Tunisia) and the wholly owned company Bank Burgan Turkey. Additionally, Burgan Bank has a presence in the United Arab Emirates through its head office, Burgan Financial Services Limited.
The Bank has continuously improved its performance over the years, thanks to a broad revenue structure, diversified funding sources and a solid capital base. The adoption of advanced services and technologies has positioned it as a pioneer in the domestic market and in the MENA region. Moreover, the Burgan Bank brand has been built on a foundation of real values – trust, commitment, excellence and progress – which recall the high standards to which the Bank always aspires. In fact, the Bank’s fundamental philosophy, “Driven by You”, is the basis on which its products and services are continuously developed.
The Bank has obtained the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) certificate and has been recertified with the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 standard, making it one of the few banks in the GCC and Kuwait to receive such certification for five consecutive times. The Bank also has the distinction of being the only bank in Kuwait to have won the JP Morgan Chase Quality Recognition Award for twenty consecutive years.
Burgan Bank is a majority owned subsidiary of KIPCO (Kuwait Projects Company), one of the largest holding companies in the MENA region.