Press Release

SBM Bank Kenya Announces Partnership with Nairobi Polo Club for 2023/24 Season

NAIROBI, 11th July 2023: SBM Bank Kenya, has today announced its partnership with Nairobi Polo Club in support of the 2023/24 Nairobi Polo Club (NPC) season as the Official Bank Sponsor.

The sponsorship is part of SBM Bank Kenya’s growth strategy which aims to strengthen its presence and visibility in Kenya. Speaking during the announcement of the partnership at the Nairobi Polo Club, SBM Bank Kenya Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Jotham Mutoka said that the sponsorship is an important milestone in the bank’s five-year journey in Kenya, as it reinforces its vision to be a leading financial services provider in the region. He added that NPC’s rich history, prestige and elevated levels of competitiveness makes it an excellent choice for a sports sponsorship deal.

“As we celebrate five years in the Kenyan market, it is a natural fit for us to partner with an institution that has made great strides in the sports industry for close to a century,” Mutoka said.

He also noted that the collaboration is geared at deepening the bank’s engagement with the polo fraternity in Kenya while providing them with bespoke products and services, which will be highlighted through activations that will run throughout the tournament’s season.

“As a bank for individuals and businesses alike, our partnership with Nairobi Polo Club is a strategic opportunity to interact with our customers in a socially active environment. We are committed to creating new avenues of engagement and this partnership aligns seamlessly with our ambition to promote financial inclusion through polo.”

Nairobi Polo Club Chairperson, Fredd Kambo, also commented: “NPC is proud of its rich heritage and remains committed to ensuring that polo continues to be one of East Africa’s most popular sports.

“We are excited to have SBM Bank Kenya on board as the official bank sponsor for the upcoming season. We have an ambitious roadmap to grow this club and a strong partnership with our sponsors is key to achieving this objective.”

The Nairobi Polo Club’s 2023/24 season will commence on 14th July 2023 and will comprise 9 tournaments.


About SBM Bank Kenya

SBM Bank is a leading and trusted financial institution with an international footprint in Mauritius, Kenya, India, and Madagascar. It is headquartered in Mauritius and has an asset base of Ksh 1 Trillion and is listed on the Mauritius Stock Exchange. SBM is positioned to offer an unprecedented value based on our evolved corporate purpose, ‘For A Smarter Tomorrow,’ which speaks to digitization, innovation, excellence in customer experience and relevant solutions for customers.

SBM was established in Kenya in May 2017 and currently has 41 branches countrywide. This is complemented by customer touch points such as a round-the-clock contact center, ATMs, mobile banking, online banking, and extensive agency banking services. A key focus for SBM is sustainability and positive impact for the environment and community that is driven by an elaborate ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) agenda.

SBM Bank Kenya is regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya, and it also operates as an Authorized Depository and Securities Dealer following a license issuance by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA)



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SBM Bank Kenya Announces Partnership with Nairobi Polo Club for 2023/24 Season