Feb 28, 2013
Bangkok, February 28, 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 Bangkok in July 2013.
Aon 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 in Thailand and across Southeast 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 Singha All Star XI on Saturday, July 13 at Rajamangala Stadium.
“With a presence in more than 120 countries across the globe, Aon is always 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 Thailand, which is a key market for our firm’s Southeast Asia presence,” said Vinod Krishnan, CEO, Aon Benfield Asia. “The issues we help clients with every day; whether it is risk or talent management, retirement or health care, all are equally relevant to the sport of football.”
“From team work to superior execution to the pursuit of excellence, Aon’s brand qualities mirror those of Manchester United, allowing our firm to empower results for clients in a very unique and real way,” said Dr. Adisak Chandprapalert, Managing Director, Aon Hewitt Thailand.
With over 180 qualified professionals based in Bangkok, Aon is the largest provider of insurance and reinsurance brokerage, risk management and human capital consulting services in Thailand. Aon’s expertise in these areas comes from local knowledge and allows the firm to create region-specific products and solutions that empower results for clients.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurancebrokerage, 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 innovativeand 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 andwww.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon’s global partnership and shirt sponsorship withManchester United.
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