Zurich signs Gandranata & Masrin #IndonesianMasters

Wed 24 Aug 2016

Zurich signs Gandranata & Masrin #IndonesianMasters

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Jakarta, August 24: Indonesia’s top two golfers George Gandranata and Danny Masrin have signed on as brand ambassadors for Zurich, the leading global insurance provider and the BNI Indonesian Masters presenting sponsor.
In addition to providing publicity for the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich between now and when the tournament tees off at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club in October, the duo will also undertake a number of ambassadorial engagements for the company both before and during the tournament.
The move is seen as a further sign of Zurich’s increased commitment to the development of golf in Indonesia. In May, Zurich announced its presenting partner status for the BNI Indonesian Masters and the company is also involved with the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in a long term partnership.
The BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich is one of the most popular events on the Asian Tour since its inception in 2011. The tournament will offer a prize purse of US$750,000 and will be played at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club from October 6 to 9.
Speaking on the new endorsement deal, the 30-year-old Gandranata, who turned professional in 2012 and has been competing on the Asian Tour, Asian Development Tour (ADT) and PGA Tour of Indonesia (PGTI), said:
“I’m delighted to announce a new partnership between myself and Zurich. It’s great news for both me and also golf in Indonesia. To have the backing of one of the world’s top financial service providers will be a huge boost for me and it will go a long way in helping me achieve my aspirations on tour.”
The 24-year-old ADT and fPGTI player, Masrin, who won IGT 4 co-presented by OB Golf & Ancora Sports in June this year, added:
“I’m extremely grateful to Zurich Insurance for their vote of confidence in both George and myself, but also for their wider investment into the golf landscape here in Indonesia. I look forward to working closely with them and their partners in the coming months and to build a long standing relationship.”
Commenting on the new tie-up, Peter Huber, President Director of Zurich Topas Life, and representing Zurich in Indonesia, said: “We’re very pleased to announce George Gandranata and Danny Masrin as official brand ambassadors for Zurich in Indonesia. They are both fine ambassadors for the game of golf both here in Indonesia and throughout Asia, and we look forward to involving them in our business in the coming months.”
“We’re particularly excited about the contribution that the two players will be able to make to this year’s BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich, which together with the tournament’s other partners, we look forward to taking to the next level in 2016.”
Zurich is a global sponsor of golf, with sponsorship investments including the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic in New Orleans, long-term partner status of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, as well as endorsement deals with Olympic champion Justin Rose and world no. 1 Jason Day.
The sixth edition of the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich will see a field of 150 players compete for the US$750,000 prize purse over 72 holes at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club from 6-9 October 2016.
Photo caption: Peter Huber (L1), President Director of Zurich Topas Life, and Philippe Danielski (R1), President Director of Zurich Insurance Indonesia, pose for a picture with newly announced Zurich brand ambassadors Danny Masrin (L2) and George Gandranata (R2), Indonesia’s top ranked golfers, ahead of BNI Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich in October.
For more information on Zurich’s global golf sponsorship see https://www.zurich.com/en/about-us/sponsorship/golf
For more information on the Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich visit http://www.indonesianmasters.co.id/
About Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI)
Established on 5 July 1946, BNI was Indonesia’s first national bank after Indonesia’s independence. With over 1,800 branches in Indonesia, along with overseas branches in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, and New York and Seoul, BNI currently serves over 18 million customers. BNI constantly strives towards being a financial institution with excellence in service and performance, while believing in a strong corporate culture. With over 27,000 employees, BNI believes that its employees are the most valuable asset of the company, and actively aims to create the best conditions and work experience for its employees. For more information, visit www.bni.co.id
About Zurich
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with more than 55,000 employees worldwide serving customers in more than 170 countries. Founded in Switzerland in 1872, Zurich has more than 140 years of experience serving businesses globally. As part of Zurich Insurance Group in Indonesia, Zurich represented by two joint venture companies which are Zurich Topas Life and Zurich Insurance Indonesia.
Zurich Topas Life is a life insurance company that is registered and is under the supervision of the Indonesian Financial Services Authority. Established in 2010, Zurich Topas Life provides a wide range of life insurance product to serve customers in various segment. With more than 17.000 customers and supported by more than 6000 agents in sales offices spread across major cities throughout Indonesia.
Zurich Insurance Indonesia is a general insurance company, registered and under the supervision of the Indonesian Financial Services Authority. Established in 1991, Zurich Insurance Indonesia serves individual customers, SMEs and corporations. More than 1200 travel agents, 80 brokers,  800 agents distribute Zurich Insurance’s products besides the online travel webshop available in Zurich Indonesia’s corporate website.
For more information about Zurich Indonesia, please visit www.zurich.co.id
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), FENIX XCell (Official Apparel Supplier), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Sponsor), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official Business Publication Sponsor) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.
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