Leicester City agree deal with Thai insurance group

October 3, 2016

DirectAsia Group, buy a provider of direct-to-consumer insurance in Thailand and Singapore, has been announced as an Official Partner of Leicester City Football Club for the 2016/17 season.

Mr Edip Okur, Chief Executive Officer of DirectAsia Thailand, said: “We are delighted to be an Official Partner of Leicester City Football Club, a club with rich history and strong community values which closely align with our brand. We are confident that this partnership will enable us to further solidify our status as one of Asia’s Top Influential Brands.

“Like DirectAsia, Leicester City is an organisation with big ambitions. The club’s commitment to outperform far larger rivals both on and off the pitch through sound management, great teamwork and a close relationship with the fan base is something we greatly admire and we seek to employ the same principles in the conduct of our business with customers.

Scott Taylor, Executive Director of Project11, global sports marketing rights holder, said: “Our ever-expanding rights within the Premier League and LaLiga continue to grow at pace as we consistently seek and deliver the right brands for sponsorship, partnership and LED exposure for all clubs that we represent. We consult, understand and achieve the goals of our clients and clubs alike. We are delighted to have aligned Leicester City with DirectAsia, Thailand. Strategically they are a perfect fit: rich in culture with similar ambitions.”

Harj Hir, Head of Partnerships at Leicester City Football Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome DirectAsia on board our growing list of global partners. Our popularity in Asia, especially Thailand, has already demonstrated substantial growth for our partners in this region. We will work closely with DirectAsia to deliver the best possible return on their investment.”