Asian Investment Conference 2022
Credit Suisse Global Brand Ambassador; philanthropist
Roger Federer is a professional tennis player who ranks as one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. Mr. Federer has been a Credit Suisse client since 1981 and a Global Brand Ambassador of the bank since 2009.
Mr. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles and 10 major finals titles. He remained at world No.1 for 310 weeks, including 237 consecutive weeks. Shortly after winning his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2018, Mr. Federer became the oldest world No.1 in history at 36. His return to the top spot came 14 years after he first achieved the feat, setting a record for the longest span between reigns as No.1. In 2019, Mr. Federer became only the second man in history to win 100 ATP singles titles.
Mr. Federer founded the Roger Federer Foundation (the Foundation) in 2003 to support educational projects located in the region of Southern Africa and Switzerland. The programs on the African continent focus on improving the quality of early learning and basic education while the initiatives in Switzerland help to promote extra-curricular activities for children affected by poverty. All activities are realized and implemented by local non-governmental authorities in close collaboration with the local communities. To evaluate its impact, the Foundation measures the changes in the levels of supported children’s performance, rate repetitions, absenteeism, or enrolment rates. The Foundation has invested over 59 million Swiss francs in its respective educational programs in Africa and Switzerland, reaching out to 1,750,000 beneficiaries since its establishment.