ABU DHABI, 5th December, 2017 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, today signed a multi-year partnership agreement to sponsor the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships.
The signing took place in the presence of Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, and Abdul Moneim Al Hashemi, President of the UAE and Asian Jiu-Jitsu Federations and First Vice President of the Jiu-Jitsu International Federation.
The agreement, which runs through March 2020, names ADNOC as the official Energy Partner and includes sponsorship rights for several national level competitions and international tournaments, in addition to the annual Abu Dhabi World Championship event.
The agreement was signed by Reem Al Buainain, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility at ADNOC, and Fahad Al Shamsi, CEO of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation at ADNOC’s Global Headquarters.
Al Shamsi said, “The programme represents ADNOC’s significant investment in the acceleration and growth of our sport and supports our sports strategy overall. This sponsorship agreement will create a positive and lasting impact.”
Under the terms of the agreement, ADNOC will be granted non-exclusive marketing and promotional sponsorship rights for the event, in addition to Jiu-Jitsu education and training exchanges as part of ADNOC’s employee health and well-being programme.
Al Buainain said, “This partnership reaffirms ADNOC’s unwavering commitment to the development of sports and well-being in the UAE overall. Jiu-Jitsu is one of the fastest growing global sports and a platform where UAE athletes can shine. The programme honours our wise leadership’s vision and ambition to develop talent in sports that allow our youth to fulfil their potential.”
ADNOC’s corporate social responsibility programme is aligned with the 2017 Year of Giving announced by the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It has four pillars, culture and community, education and innovation, safety and environment, and wellbeing and health. The aim is to create a positive and lasting impact on society, with efforts that incorporate social impact, volunteering, and national service.