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KUWAIT CITY, March 18: Burgan Bank has sponsored the sixth competition of the Kuwait Equestrian Federation (KEF) Tour for the 2022-2023 showjumping season, which was held at the Kuwait Riding Center (KRC) venue.
The sponsorship comes in line with the Bank’s continued efforts to support and promote Kuwait’s sports sector, a vital element of the Bank’s comprehensive social responsibility program. On the first day of the league’s sixth competition, equestrian Abdullah Al- Roudan was able to take first place, followed by the equestrians Abdullah Al Awadhi and Antonio Murruzzu in second and third places, respectively.
On the second day, equestrian Bjorn Kuwertz won first place, followed by Annaz Al Annazin second and Antonio Murruzzuin third. Speaking about the Bank’s sponsorship of the tour, Ms. Hessa Hussain Al-Najadah, Senior Manager–Corporate & CSR Communications at Burgan Bank, said: “I would like to congratulate all the winners of the sixth competition of the Kuwait Equestrian Federation Tour for their hard work, talent and commitment to the sport. Your achievements will serve as an inspiration to our younger generations and will provide us with further confi- dence to continue fostering the wealth of athletic talent we have in Kuwait.”
She added: “As a leading financial institution, Burgan Bank remains passionate about promoting sports in Kuwait, especially sporting competitions that pay tribute to Kuwait’s rich equestrian heritage. We pledge to continue supporting aspiring athletes, sports organizations and official national bodies to help elevate the status of sports in Kuwait, in line with the Bank’s community commitment and social responsibility efforts.” It is worth noting that Burgan Bank’s sponsorship of the KEF tour began in 2021. The ongoing sponsorship and strategic partnership come as part of the Bank’s expansive social responsibility program, a big portion of which focuses on promoting and reinforcing the sports culture in Kuwait.
Established in 1977, Burgan Bank is currently the third largest bank by assets in Kuwait. From its earliest days, the Bank has significantly focused on the corporate and financial institution sectors, in addition to diversifying its offering to cater to its growing retail and private banking customer base. Burgan Bank has majority-owned subsidiaries, collectively known as the “Burgan Bank Group”, in the MENAT region. This Group is supported by one of the largest branch networks across the region and includes: Gulf Bank Algeria – AGB (Algeria), Tunis International Bank – TIB (Tunisia), and the fully owned Burgan Bank Turkey. Furthermore, Burgan Bank has a presence in the UAE through its corporate office, Burgan Financial Services Limited. The Bank has continuously improved its performance over the years, through an expanded revenue structure, diversified funding sources, and a strong capital base. The adoption of state-of-the-art services and technology has positioned it as a trendsetter in the domestic market and within the MENA region.
Moreover, Burgan Bank’s brand has been built on a foundation of real values – trust, commitment, excellence and progression – which serve as a reminder of the high standards to which the Bank always aspires. In fact, the Bank’s core philosophy of ‘Driven by You’ is the foundation on which its products and services are continuously developed.
The Bank obtained the ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 Information Security Management Systems certificate (ISMS) and was re-certified with the prestigious ISO 9001:2015, making it the one of the few banks in the GCC and Kuwait to receive such a 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 consecutives years. Burgan Bank is a majority owned subsidiary of KIPCO (Kuwait Projects Company), one of the largest holding companies in the MENA region.
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