Hong Kong, February 4, 2013 – Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resources consulting and outsourcing services, today said it is looking forward to welcoming Manchester United to Hong Kong in July 2013.
Aon also announced that it is the Presenting Partner of Manchester United's 2013 tour. Aon has been the principal supporter and global shirt sponsor of the club since 2010. As a global firm and trusted partner of Manchester United, Aon is uniquely positioned to help bring the world’s most popular club to its clients and colleagues across Asia.
“Summer tours are a critical part of preparing for a new season and an unparalleled way for us to engage with our loyal fans all over the world. Aon is an existing member of the Manchester United family and ideally suited to help us bring the team to the Far East,” said David Gill, Chief Executive Officer of Manchester United. “Like us, Aon is a global brand; prominent in the countries that we’re visiting; and expert in helping us fully realise the benefits such trips have in terms of building team spirit, enhancing morale, and the positive impact this has on overall performance. We’re delighted to have Aon as the ‘Presenting Partner’ of our touring team.”
Manchester United, one of the most recognized brands in one of the world’s most popular sports, has won a record 19 English Premier League titles, a record 11 FA Cups, and three European championships. Today, the club announced that it will play an international exhibition match against Kitchee FC on Monday, July 29 at Hong Kong Stadium. This will be the only appearance in Hong Kong by Manchester United during the club's 2013 pre-season tour.
“As global advisors on the issues of risk and people, Aon always is connecting one part of the world to another. We are excited that our partnership with Manchester United provides the opportunity to bring the team closer to our clients and prospects in Hong Kong, which is a key market for our firm,” said Jeremy Andrulis, Managing Director, Aon Hewitt Hong Kong & Taiwan.
“Just like Manchester United, Aon’s brand qualities of team work, superior execution, and the pursuit of excellence can empower results for our clients in a very unique and real way.”
Hong Kong is key to Aon’s success in the Asia region. Through its more than 500 colleagues in Hong Kong, Aon unites to empower results for clients via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Clients benefit from a comprehensive range of services, including risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Aon has grown significantly since the first of its predecessor companies established its presence in the territory more than 40 years ago. This has culminated in Aon’s position as the leading insurance broking, risk management and human capital consultancy in the Special Administrative Region.
Hong Kong played an important role in one of Aon’s most recent global employee engagement campaigns: Pass It On. This global initiative, aimed at uniting Aon’s 62,000 global colleagues with clients and communities through the firm’s partnership with Manchester United, saw a number of activities and events held in the region, including involvement with Hong Kong’s UNICEF Charity run which saw participation from numerous Aon colleagues who helped raise money for local charities.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 62,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon’s global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.
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