Kuala Lumpur, 11 March 2019 — Standard Chartered announced the launch of the Standard Chartered Belt & Road Relay, the first-ever global running event spanning the Belt and Road initiative with the objective of highlighting the Bank’s continuous commitment to Belt and Road, and the positive impact of the initiative to communities and businesses globally on 8 March 2019.
Eight staff athletes from Standard Chartered that selected from the Bank’s diverse footprint in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas will be taking the lead for the Relay. These athletes will join in running events across 44 Belt and Road markets within a 90-day period.
During the launch, Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered commented that The Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious and far-reaching project of its kind in the world today. They are presented in two-thirds of Belt and Road markets, and with the help of their rich heritage, deep local knowledge and unprecedented connectivity, they are able to ideally help their partners, clients and communities to make the most out of the initiative. Standard Chartered Belt & Road Relay athletes will showcase their commitment to be the One Bank for the Belt and Road by passing through these markets on foot and engaging with local clients, governments, media and communities.