STANDARD CHARTERED BANK SPONSORS EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR FOR 2015/16 Sponsorship underscores commitment to support the winning businesses of tomorrow as they internationalise

24 February 2015 – Standard Chartered Bank today announced its sponsorship of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme, an annual awards programme that honours top entrepreneurs for their contributions to the economy and society. For many years, EY has been committed to supporting entrepreneurship in local economies, and advising and guiding local entrepreneurs as they scale and grow globally.

The two-year sponsorship (2015/16) consists of four key components: EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM country awards (East Africa, Indonesia and India); EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Asia-Pacific; EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™, as well as the EY Strategic Growth Forum (Africa).

“This sponsorship underscores the importance of supporting entrepreneurs who are key drivers of innovation, job creation and economic vibrancy. At Standard Chartered, mid-sized corporates in particular, are at the heart of our strategy of banking the people and companies that drive investment, trade and the creation of wealth across our footprint. With our breadth and depth of network across some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, we are excited to support these next generation, winning businesses of tomorrow as they grow and take on international markets,” said Andy Bainbridge, Global Head, Commercial Clients, Standard Chartered Bank.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ award is presented in more than 145 cities and 60 countries worldwide. Each year, more than 60 country winners gather in Monte Carlo, Monaco to vie for the distinguished world title at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year event. As part of this year’s programme line up, Standard Chartered Bank will be facilitating a series of panel discussions and sessions, to encourage and inspire entrepreneurs around the world.

“I am delighted that Standard Chartered is joining us as a sponsor of EY’s market leading programmes. We are both invested in and supportive of entrepreneurs and women in emerging markets, and are committed to making a difference in these markets,” said Maria Pinelli, EY’s Global Vice Chair, Strategic Growth Markets.


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