Evli and tennis player Henri Kontinen sign agreement

06.03.2017

Evli Bank and tennis player Henri Kontinen, ranked fifth on the ATP doubles list, have signed a co-operation agreement. The agreement will initially cover a two-year period.

The agreement parties are both professionals in their field and share a strong commitment to continuous advancement and are seeking a full international breakthrough. In addition to domestic growth, Evli is seeking increasing expansion in other countries. International sales increased substantially during 2016 and fund sales is starting to gain good foothold in Europe.

Henri’s achievements on international courts and the sales of Evli’s successful products abroad are a perfect match. Our co-operation agreement helps us to grow our brand awareness and market Finnish knowledge and competence in Nordic and Central European Countries, which are of strategic importance for us. In these very same countries Henri successfully tours both Masters and Grand Slam tournaments. In addition, our co-operation agreement is an opportunity for us to support a great Finnish professional player and a unique chance to engage in broad cooperation, which I am certain will offer many wonderful moments for us, Henri and our clients.” says Maunu Lehtimäki, CEO of Evli Bank.

Henri Kontinen, who started playing at the Tampereen Tennisseura club, won the men’s Australian Open doubles championship in 2017 and the London ATP finals in 2016 with John Peers and the Wimbledon mixed doubles with Heather Watson in 2016. Henri Kontinen has been a key player in the Finnish national tennis team in the Davis Cup since 2008.

His next game will be at the BNP Paribas Open tournament at Indian Wells in March 9–19, 2017, with John Peers.

 

For additional information, please contact:
Maunu Lehtimäki, CEO, Evli Bank Plc, tel. +358 (0)9 4766 9304