Amos is Credinvest Brand Ambassador
• Botswana’s only Olympic medalist says Creditinvest’s collaboration with BOPEU influenced him to accept the offer
Corporate finance and consultancy firm, Credinvest International Botswana, has conferred the honour of Brand Ambassador on the country’s finest 800m athlete, Nijel Amos, as its brand ambassador, Business Weekly Sports has established.
Established in 1993, Credinvest is a subsidiary of Credinvest International Corporate Finance Limited, which is the first and only corporate finance firm in the Mediterranean island state of Malta. The company is focused on emerging markets mainly in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Africa.
It aims to provide active project financing and consulting services as well offer tailored and focused solutions to both private and public institutions. Credinvest is into financing of every sector of the economy, from healthcare, transportation (highways, railways, airports) and energy to tourism, agriculture, education and infrastructure.
Its new Brand Ambassador, Nijel Amos, is Botswana’s only Olympic medalist and the joint third-fastest 800m runner of all time . He is a Diamond League trophy winner, holds multiple African championship titles and is a Commonwealth Games gold medalist, among titles that the athlete has amassed. The pair of Amos and Credinvest has now joined forces to elevate each other to greater heights.
“My appointment as Brand Ambassador for Credinvest is a massive milestone in my life,” Amos said in an interview from Oregon, USA where he is currently based. “Their housing project collaboration with BOPEU is the one that influenced me to accept the offer. The project is close to my heart as it aims to provide decent housing to families. As a professional athlete and a humanitarian, I really adore what is being done by the two because it is going to uplift the lives of many Batswana.”
The athlete added that his partnership with Credinvest will give him an opportunity to become a part of something bigger than sports. Even so, Amos proved reluctant to discuss the value of the endorsement, saying it is an aspect that he does not think is necessary for members of the public to know.
For Credinvest, Amos was an obvious choice because he is an inspiration to Botswana’s youth that there is still no substitute for hard work. “And we will carry on this tradition with many deserving Batswana as testimony to our commitment to encouraging excellence,” the Country Director of Creditinvest, Lawrence Larson, said in an interview. “We also actively support Amos in his goal of bringing home the gold from the Tokyo Olympics in July.”
Amos is the first and only local sportsperson to win a medal in the Olympics. This happened when he became the pride of his nation by winning silver in the 800m race in the 2012 Olympics in London, earning Botswana’s first-ever podium finish at the global sporting showpiece. The then 18-year old lad left the world awestruck after finishing behind Kenyan, David Rudisha, in a blistering 800m final, recording a time of 1:41.73.