Bridgestone India, today announced ,the ace badminton player and Olympic silver medallist, Ms. P.V. Sindhu to be the company’s first brand ambassador. Ms. Sindhu is among the world’s leading professional badminton players who recently earned a silver medal at the World Badminton Championship in Glasgow.
The Padma Shri recipient became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Sindhu’s Olympic medal established her as the first Indian shuttler to reach the final of an Olympic Games badminton event and the youngest Indian to make a podium finish in an individual event at the Olympics.
Speaking about the collaboration, Mr. Kazutoshi Oyama, Executive Director, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are thrilled to announce Ms. P.V. Sindhu as Bridgestone India’s first-ever brand ambassador and we warmly welcome her to ‘Team Bridgestone’. Ms. Sindhu’s journey is an epitome of perseverance and determination and is a setting example to the youth to ‘Chase Your Dream’ which echoes with Bridgestone’s global association with the Olympic Games. She is persistent, dependable and carries a winning attitude, which personifies our brand ethos.”
On her partnership with Bridgestone India, Ms. Sindhu said, “I am honoured to be associated with Bridgestone India and particularly excited to be the organization’s first brand ambassador. Bridgestone has a strong sports lineage which is further strengthened with their Worldwide Olympic Partnership. This association is a special one and I look forward to a long and fulfilling partnership.”
Commenting on her partnership, Mr. Ramakrishnan, R- Director, Baseline said, “Sindhu embodies the true Olympic spirit of grit, determination , discipline and sportsmanship. With Bridgestone, it is a seamless brand alliance.”
Sindhu will be an active part of Bridgestone India’s promotional events, integral part of CSR campaigns and the organization’s brand enhancement activities.