Societe Generale Private Banking sponsors the Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh

Societe Generale Private Banking has signed a two-year sponsorship contract with the Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh.

Jeev Milkha Singh was the first Indian golfer ever to qualify for the European Tour and the Masters Tournament in Augusta. Since 2006, he has been competing at the highest level of the sport, notably finishing fourth in the WGC-CA Championship in 2009, a result which helped him to 34th position in last year’s inaugural Race to Dubai. After enjoying strong success in Asia and Europe for several years, he played a consistent season in 2009 by finishing in the top 10 eight times.

Jeev Milkha Singh, son of the former Olympic sprinter Milkha Singh, was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government in 2007. The equivalent of a knighthood, the award is given to Indian citizens in recognition of their distinguished contribution to various spheres of public life, including the arts, industry and sport.

Through this partnership with Jeev Milkha Singh, Societe Generale Private Banking is strengthening its presence in the world of top level golf and offers its clients the exclusive opportunity to play with one of Asia’s top golfers. The private bank already sponsors Angel Cabrera, winner of the Augusta Masters in 2009, Christian Cevaër, winner of the 2009 European Open and Thomas Levet, winner of the 2009 Andalucia Open.

Societe Generale Group has been supporting golf at every level since 2001: by promoting introductory events to the game and the regular practice of golf by amateurs, or at the highest level of the sport with the support of professional players. Since 2008, the Group has been the Presenting Sponsor of the Evian Masters, one of the most important tournaments on the women’s world tour.