International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has named global bank Citi as an international partner until 2020.
As part of the partnership, Citi will sponsor 18 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) which includes Australia, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and the UAE.
Citi will further engage fans through marketing campaigns and promotions around the accomplishments of the countries’ Para athletes. Citi will also work to help support the day-to-day needs of individual NPCs.
Citi CEO Michael Corbat said: “Citi and the IPC are ideal partners because we share a deep passion for helping to foster a more diverse and inclusive society. These athletes have overcome adversity to achieve the world’s most elite level of sporting excellence.
"Their strength, perseverance and determination is truly what makes them exceptional, and we look forward to supporting their journey to compete on the global stage.”
IPC president Andrew Parsons said: “Citi has been involved in the Paralympic Movement for more than six years and we look forward to working closely with them to explore opportunities to further awareness of how our work transforms society and drives social inclusion.”