Sep 12, 2011 at 04:08 PM
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Rio 2016 Signs Consulting Firm As First Tier 2 Sponsorship

The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee has signed Ernst & Young has the first official supporter (Tier 2) for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, in the Professional Services category. The company will provide a range of Consulting services to meet the Organizing Committee requirements.

“I am pleased to have the support of a leading firm such as Ernst & Young across a range of professional services in the build-up to organising excellent Games," said Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Rio 2016 Organising Committee president. "The complexity of the Olympic Games cannot be underestimated and will only be managed with the assistance of first-class partners."

“We are very proud to announce and share this great news with all our people in Brazil and the Brazilian market today," James Turley, Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young commented. "The values for which Ernst & Young Terco is renowned are an excellent match with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. We are delighted and honoured to contribute to Rio 2016”.

In addition to its first Tier 2 deal, signed with Ernst & Young, the Committee has signed four Tier 1 partners: Bradesco, Bradesco Seguros, Claro and Embratel.