Bucharest, April 19, 2023 – Raiffeisen Bank announces the signing of a 4-year partnership to support the Romanian athlete David Popovici. The partnership is based on common shared values, along with sustained work to achieve the best results, the ambition to overcome challenges and the promotion of Romanian performance.
David is currently the fastest global swimmer, holding the senior world record in the 100m freestyle. From the position of double world champion and double European champion, he has just qualified for the Olympic Games in Paris, 2024.
“For over 25 years, Raiffeisen Bank has been an important actor in the national economy, a solid bank, with results that honor us. We managed to achieve these results thanks to our approach of making long-term, sustainable investments. For the Raiffeisen Bank team, performance is a sustained, systematic, step-by-step race. We are honored to be part of David Popovici’s gallery of supporters, to support him in his sporting journey and we invite you to join us!”, he mentioned Zdenek Romanek, President and CEO of Raiffeisen Bank Romania.
“I am happy with this partnership because it is one for performance. My motivation is success, stability, security, shared values with the Raiffeisen team. It is a long-term partnership: I want to perform in sports in the long term, and return part of this success not only in the form of inspiration for other young people – I, for my part, being inspired by other Romanian performers – but also as a contribution to society, in communities.” -David Popovici, Romanian performance swimmer.
“Promoting sport as a healthy lifestyle is one of Raiffeisen Bank’s strategic directions of involvement in the community. We already have a tradition of supporting Romanian values. Since 2008, we have been active in promoting mass sports, as a way of healthy life as well as performance sports. We are, along with the whole of Romania, the supporters of David Popovici. Today we enter into a partnership of values and I am convinced that we will have many moments of joy to share in the future!”, he added Cristian Sporiş, Vice-President, Corporate Banking Division and Member of the Board of Directors of Raiffeisen Bank Romania.
David Popovici is a Romanian swimmer, world and European champion. In 2022 he became the youngest world champion in the men’s 200m freestyle and one of the youngest men’s world champions in the history of swimming. David holds the senior and junior world records in the 100m freestyle, as well as the junior world record in the 200m freestyle.
About Raiffeisen Bank Romania
Raiffeisen Bank, a leading universal bank, has been active on the Romanian banking market for over 25 years, serving over 2.3 million clients, individuals and legal entities. The bank has 4,930 employees in 291 units, 1,130 ATM&MFM and 27,000 POSs.
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