Standard Chartered Bank Ghana, one of the leading banks in the country, on April 17, 2019, launched the “Standard Chartered Belt and Road Relay”, the first ever global running event.
The “Belt and Road Relay” aims to highlight the bank’s continued
commitment to Belt and Road, and the positive impact of the initiative to communities and businesses globally.
Speaking at the launch, the C.E.O of Standard Chartered Banak Ghana Limited, Mrs. Mansa Nettey said:
“We are very excited to be participating in the first-ever Belt & Road Relay. The Belt and Road Initiative is strongly aligned to the footprints of the Bank with its deep-rooted history across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As a key market in the African region, Ghana has been a supporter of the Belt and Road initiative since its inception and is very well positioned to help clients leverage on the Belt and Road opportunities.”
The “Belt and Road” initiative is core to Standard Chartered. In 2017, the Bank committed additional financing for Belt and Road projects of at least USD 20 billion by 2020, and was involved in more than 50 Belt and Road deals worth more than USD 10billion across a range of products and services.
The Standard Chartered Belt & Road Relay which already kicked off in Hong Kong on 17 February 2019, will make a stop in Ghana on 18th April and conclude in China on 11 May after the Belt and Road Forum. Activities for the Relay in Ghana include a 10km run at the University of Ghana, Legon and interaction with clients with Chinese interests.
The Relay will be led by eight staff athletes from Standard Chartered, selected from the Bank’s diverse footprint across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. These athletes will participate in running events across 44 Belt and Road markets within a 90-day period.
The purpose of the relay is to draw attention to the One Belt and One Road global trade links across Asia, Africa and Europe.
To follow the progress of the Standard Chartered Belt & Road Relay, or for more information on the Belt and Road initiative, please visit www.sc.com/beltandroadrelay.