Press Release

uab bank sponsors Myanmar badminton star Thet Htar Thuzar’s journey towards 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Yangon, 15th November 2019 - uab bank, Myanmar’s Best Bank by Euromoney, today announced the exclusive main sponsorship to Myanmar badminton star Thet Htar Thuzar. As exclusive main sponsor, uab bank will contribute towards Thet Htar Thuzar’s journey and dream to participate in 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The signing ceremony was held at the new Head Office of uab bank – uab Tower @ Times City.  

Speaking on the sponsorship, MD & CEO of uab bank, Christopher Loh said, 

“The Olympic Games is the dream of all great athletes and represent the pinnacle of an athlete’s journey. Since the first modern Olympics in the year 1896, many great athletes globally have competed and brought honour to the countries they represented. Often these athletes lack the support needed to compete on this global platform. At uab bank, we believe in nurturing the future leaders of Myanmar and is extremely honoured and privileged to have this opportunity to support Myanmar badminton rising superstar Thet Htar Thuzar. We admire her grit and perseverance in her training and going against the odds to win tournaments around the world. This journey she is on to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and represent Myanmar is not just a personal fight but one we believe the country should rally behind. 

We are excited to be on this journey with Thet Htar Thuzar and congratulates her on her many victories to date. We wish her more successes as she continues forward in pursuing the greatest dream of all athletes – an Olympics medal!”  

Commenting on the sponsorship from uab bankThet Htar Thuzar said,  

“I am extremely grateful to uab bank for believing in me and supporting my journey towards the 2020 Olympics. It truly means a lot to me as it is the pursuit of my personal dream and the chance to represent our country. As an athlete, the Olympics represent the pinnacle of achievement and pushes an athlete to go beyond the limitations of the mind and body. The Olympics is also a chance for our people to come together and cheer for our athletes. As an athlete, qualifying for the Olympics is national pride and a powerful motivation. 

This contribution from uab bank is making my dream to the Olympics possible. I am so grateful and as an athlete, I am always proud to represent Myanmar around the world.” 

In its purpose of leading change and humanising banking, uab bank strives to play a significant role in contributing to youth and women empowerment, and in nurturing future leaders of Myanmar.  

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About uab bank  

uab bank is a leading bank in Myanmar. Established in 2010, we are now serving our customers from a growing network of over 78 branches in 47 townships across Myanmar. uab provides a wide range of financial services including consumer banking, premier banking, SME banking, corporate banking, trade finance and treasury services Through our subsidiary uab securities, we also provide brokerage services, corporate and financial advisory, investment banking and capital market activities.  

Recognised for its successful transformation and leadership in the Myanmar banking sector amidst the regulatory changes and governance requirements, uab bank was named ‘Myanmar’s Best Bank’ by Euromoney, ‘Mid-sized Domestic Retail Bank of the Year’ by Asian Banking & Finance, and was ranked No.1 in Corporate Governance Disclosure by Pwint Thit Sa (TiME) Report published by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business. 

At uab bank, we believe in leading the way towards a better Myanmar, humanising banking, connecting people, creating opportunities and changing lives. In December 2017, uab launched “Be The Change Myanmar” initiative that represents our commitment to driving change for a better Myanmar, specifically focusing on empowering women and children. We believe uab must operate responsibly and be committed to the community we are in.  

About Thet Htar Thuzar 

Thet Htar Thuzar is a Myanmar badminton player. She grew up in Thailand with her parents and moved back to Myanmar at 11 years old. As an athletically precocious child, she started training in the badminton courts since she was 7 years old and won six imperial awards from the King of Thailand. She participated at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in her home country Myanmar and won her first International title at the Egypt International Badminton Tournament 2018. Ranked 65 on the world badminton ranking with a total of 71 career wins, she is training hard and preparing to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. 

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