Mumbai: DBS Bank Limited (DBS) today announced its partnership with Indian Premier League cricket team Rising Pune Supergiants. Under the arrangement, DBS will be the Associate Sponsor of the Pune-based team, which is led by illustrious Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Speaking on the occasion, Surojit Shome, CEO, DBS India said: “As the bank that helped finance Singapore’s industrialisation, DBS has always believed in India’s long term growth story. Over the years, we have established deep roots in India, and have leveraged our strong regional customer franchise, insights and Asia connectivity to create value for India customers. This partnership is a reflection of our commitment to the market, and our belief in creating joyful experiences in the countries we are present in.”
Raghu Iyer, CEO, Rising Pune Supergiants said: “DBS is a leader in Asia, with the vision and commitment to be at the forefront of banking. Like DBS, Rising Pune Supergiants has the leaders, as well the strong experience and capabilities to redefine IPL this season. We are proud to be associated with DBS.”
As Associate Sponsor, DBS will enjoy a range of rights and entitlements to display their official logo on platforms that include the team’s apparel and other marketing related collaterals. It will also have in stadia branding, premium hospitality and match tickets, and access to the Rising Pune Supergiants players.
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank’s capital position, as well as “AA-” and “Aa1” credit ratings, is among the highest in Asia-Pacific. DBS has been recognised for its leadership in the region, having been named “Asia’s Best Bank” by The Banker, a member of the Financial Times group, and “Best Bank in Asia-Pacific” by Global Finance. The bank has also been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for seven consecutive years from 2009 to 2015.
DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking activities across Asia. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. These market insights and regional connectivity have helped to drive the bank’s growth as it sets out to be the Asian bank of choice. DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, and positively impacting communities through supporting social enterprises, as it banks the Asian way. It has also established a SGD 50 million foundation to strengthen its corporate social responsibility efforts in Singapore and across Asia.
With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 21,000 staff, representing over 40 nationalities.