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Michael Owen Extends Agreement with The First Group
Manchester United Striker ‘True Ambassador’, says The First Group Chairman
By: Arab Synergy
The Manchester United star has been an ambassador for The First Group since 2005 when he invested in, and subsequently launched, ‘The Diamond’ development in Dubai Sports City – the group’s first signature development.
As a regular visitor to Dubai, Owen has had the opportunity to be on hand for many of the more significant construction milestones which The First Group has enjoyed.
“I am a big fan of Dubai, especially the scale of development which is taking place,” said Owen. “Visiting recently, it was great to see so many properties, which were just designs and dreams in 2005, now becoming reality. “
“My association with The First Group stretches back many years and I’m delighted to be a part of their expansion in the region,” he added.
The 31 year old former England star was the inaugural member of ‘The First Team’ - the launch team set-up when The First Group moved its operations to Dubai in 2005.
“Michael has been a true ambassador and an integral brand component,” said Danny Lubert, joint chairman, The First Group. “As a globally-recognised sports star, Michael has set the stage for global marketing and brand association with The First Group.”
The First Group Joint Chairman, Gary Shepherd added: “Michael Owen has been a well-respected and trusted sports celebrity for many years. But more than that, he is an astute businessman who has built a strong portfolio of property around the world.”
“We are delighted Michael has extended his relationship with us and look forward to working on many future projects together,” he concluded.
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