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Citi Sponsorship for St Andrews athletes

Monday 17 April 2017

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Citi has deepened its relationship with the University of St Andrews by agreeing to support a number of student athletes and performance squads through their sponsorship of Saints Sport. Dr Fergus Knight, Marketing and Business Development Manager at Saints Sport comments on this welcome news:

"The transferrable skills that student athletes gain from participating in sport, such as time management, team working and communication, are very appealing to future employers. The ability to be pushed out of their comfort zone, their resolve to overcome obstacles and their strong motivation to excel are all valuable qualities that are favoured by many graduate recruiters. The partnership between Saints Sport and Citi seeks to provide an avenue for the very best students at St Andrews to interact with Citi through our Leadership Academy and Performance Sport programme. The Citi sponsorship will offer our top athletes and teams additional support for equipment and specialised coaching, whilst also enabling us to run professional workshops and motivational seminars to give our students an insight into the corporate world.” 

Bogdan Olea, VP Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi describes the reasons behind the sponsorship agreement:

The calibre of students at the University of St Andrews and the best-in-class education the University provides them, makes it one of a handful of universities we work with to recruit top talent. At Citi, we are looking for the next generation of bankers that can tap into a world of resources using their diverse skillsets to deliver financially responsible solutions that optimise our client’s practices and generate economic value.

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