Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” announced its support to the Kuwaiti Jet Ski Champion Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq as the ‘Gold Sponsor’ in the Aquabike World Championship 2021. The sponsorship comes as part of Markaz’s ongoing corporate social responsibility initiatives to build human capabilities and promote youth development in Kuwait by supporting sports and healthy lifestyles. The Aquabike World Championship 2021 Season takes place at Marina Waves in Kuwait City from 11-13 November. Al-Abdulrazzaq was crowned the winner at the UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Kuwait in February 2020, the first international competition of its kind to be held in the country.
Commenting on the announcement, Abdullatif W. Al-Nusif, Managing Director, Wealth Management & Business Development, said: “We are delighted and immensely proud to support Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq in his quest for winning world championship title for the second consecutive year. Markaz places special importance on our support of the Kuwaiti champion as it reflects our commitment to developing local talent and young leaders in various fields in line with our CSR strategy. We are also keenly promoting sports and healthy lifestyles as we strongly believe that a healthy society is the biggest asset of the country. We wish Al-Abdulrazzaq success in the upcoming championship to keep Kuwait’s flag flying high.”
Markaz's corporate social responsibility strategy is founded on three pillars, namely, building human capacity, aligning our business environment with the principles of sustainable development, and promoting good governance in the business environment. Markaz has collaborated with several governmental and private sector organizations and entities such as Kuwait Red Crescent Society, Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals, LOYAC, INNOVA International English School and AC Milan Soccer Academy to launch wide-ranging community and economic development initiatives.
The Grand Prix of Kuwait 2021, set to be held in the country for the second time, is sanctioned by the Monaco-based International Powerboat Federation (UIM) and organized by Aquabike Promotion (ABP) in collaboration with Kuwait’s Public Authority for Sports (PAS) and Marine Sports Club.