Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019
ANA seeks to partner with individuals and organizations that embody its core values of dedication to excellence and a willingness to take on new challenges. These are the principals that drive ANA’s employees worldwide and inspire them to go above and beyond what is expected.
“I am very excited to partner with ANA, my favorite airline, as I travel for many months throughout the year and ANA always delivers the best possible travel experience for me and my team. I look forward to working closely with the ANA team for many years to come,” said Naomi Osaka.
In return of supporting Osaka, she will be wearing the ANA logo on her tennis gear starting at the Australian Open in January 2019.
Yuji Hirako, President and CEO of ANA indicated why the partnership has generated so much excitement at ANA, “We are very pleased to partner with Naomi Osaka. She was born in Japan and raised in the U.S., echoing both ANA’s Japanese roots and its global ambitions. Even after finding success as the first Japanese tennis player to win the US Open, Osaka continues to push herself to be the best. In addition, her professionalism, and strong philanthropic efforts mean she will be a perfect ambassador to represent ANA to the world.”
Osaka was the first Japanese tennis professional to win the US Open and is currently ranked 4th in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association. Her career achievements and dedication to success resonate strongly with the values that inspire ANA to offer the ideal travel experience.