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Two Nights under the Stars as Prime Bank Hosts Annual Retreat

Prime Annual Retreat

Prime Bank hosted the 13th Annual Retreat and Gala Night at the Leisure Lodge Resort in Ukunda, Diani from 2nd -4th October 2015. The three day event brought together over 250 clients from the Bank’s branches.

Prime Annual Retreat

Friday Night begun with a cocktail session under the stars along the sandy beaches of the of the Mnazi Cove. Guests enjoyed the opportunity to network with Business peers, while enjoying an evening of fun, delicious food and entertainment by The Motherland Band and the Acrobatic Show.

Prime Annual Retreat

In his closing remarks to the clients, the Bank’s Managing Director Mr. Bharat Jani said the Annual Dinner and Gala Night which was a clear indication of the value the Bank places on long term friendships.

Prime Annual Retreat

The G 10 Disco headlined a spectacular Beach Party dubbed “Karamu Ya Waswahili” with a fusion of `golden oldies and new age hits. On Saturday, golfers took to the course where a team of four players each played nine holes, while others took to water polo at the Bahari and Baobab pool

Prime Annual Retreat

In the afternoon most guests enjoyed strolls along the beach while others engaged in a beach volley ball match and a tug of war.

Prime Annual Retreat

The Gala Night was characterized by music and glamour as guests were treated to an impressive performance by a popular dance group called the Galexy Cabaret Troupe backed by Hakuna Matata Band.

Prime Annual Retreat

The Mehfil session was done by Indian Musician Upma Joshi who stole the show with her heart warming renditions of Indian classical music.

Pomp and Glamour at End Year Party

Prime Christmas Party

The Bank held its end year party at the Hospital Hill school grounds on 19th December.

Prime Christmas Party

The Prime Bank Annual Christmas Party is one of our most anticipated events on the calendar of the bank. And in 2015, it did not disappoint.

Prime Christmas Party

It was an electrifying day as the management and staff Led by Executive Director Mr. Amar Kantaria, Managing Director Mr. Bharat Jani and General Manager Mr. Jagannathan kicked off the party in style.

Prime Christmas Party

Golf Card Club Night Sponsorships

In 2015, the Prime Visa Golf Card raised KSh. 500,000 for the Junior Golf Foundation.

As an appreciation to golfers who have supported the project, Prime Bank embarked on sponsoring club nights at Golf Clubs at the beginning of the year.

The Bank sponsored club nights at Sigona and Muthaiga Golf Clubs on February 28th and March 2nd respectively.

Prime Club Night

Head of Card Centre Mrs. Jackline Oyuga addressing golfers at Sigona.

Prime Club Night

Director Business Development Mr. Vijay Kantaria presents a prize to the winner of Muthaiga Club Night golf Tourney Mr. Mwai Mbuthia.

Prime Club Night

Head of Relationship Banking Mrs. Faith Mwendia presenting a prize to one of the participants of the tourney at Sigona Mr. Peter Ngugi.

Prime Club Night

Muthaiga Golf Club Captain Mr. Simon Karo presents an appreciation plaque to Mrs. Jackline Oyuga.

Prime Golf Round Up

Mr. David Farrar receives his prize of Prime Visa Golf Card from Director, Business Development Mr. Vijay Kantaria. Mr. Farrar won the first leg of Prime Visa Golf Tournament held at Muthaiga Golf Club. The card is pre-loaded with KSh 30,000.

Prime Golf Round Up

Mr. Kyo Kwan Hong (left) was the overall winner of the second leg of the Prime Bank Visa Golf Gold Card tournament held at Royal Nairobi Golf Club. Director, Business Development Mr. Vijay Kantaria presented Mr. Hong with the winning prize of a pre-loaded Prime Visa Golf Card.

Prime Golf Round Up

Mr. Tim Chege ( right) receives his prize of the pre-loaded Prime Visa Golf card from Mrs. Jackline Oyuga, Head of Card Centre after he emerged the winner of the third leg of Prime Visa Golf card Tournment at Karen Golf and Country Club.

Prime Golf Round Up

Fourth leg winner Mr. Naveen Jha (left) receives his prize from Mr. Vijay Kantaria.

Prime Bank in partnership with Kenya Golf Union (KGU), Junior Golf Foundation (JGF), and Visa launched Prime Visa Golf card – the first ever golf card in Kenya – at the beginning of the year.

In a move to popularize the card amongst golfers in the country, the Bank embarked on sponsoring golf tournaments at golf clubs in Nairobi.

The tournaments dubbed Prime Visa Golf Card have been held in four golf clubs namely: Muthaiga, Royal Nairobi, Karen Country Club, and Vet Lab Golf Club.

On Saturday March 28th, Muthaiga Golf Club played host to Prime Bank and handicap six David Farrar won the tournament by posting a total of 40 stableford points.

Mr. Farrar took home Prime Bank Visa Golf Gold Card loaded with Sh30, 000 for emerging the champion in the daylong event.

Men’s runners up was Kaburu Mwiricha,who posted 38 points on count back against Ashish Shah playing off handicap 14 who settled for men’s third place.

Handicap seven Kyo Kwan Hong was the overall winner of the second leg of the Prime Bank Visa Golf Gold Card tournament hosted at Royal Nairobi Golf Club on Saturday April 25th.

Mr. Hong fired a total of 40 stableford points to lift the tournament’s top prize while handicap 23 Ramesh Chudasama settled for men’s winner position. Men’s runners up were handicap 20, Constantine Barasa who carded 39 points. Barasa beat men’s third winner Oscar Koitaba on count back.

Lady Winner was Mary Cox who carded 35 points while junior winner with 32 points was Master Ikinu Wambugu.

Handicap 16 Tim Chege fired 40 points to emerge overall winner of the third leg of Prime Bank Visa Golf Gold Card tournament held at Karen Golf and Country Club on Saturday, 6th June.

Chege braved the incessant rains that pounded the fine golf course to rake in 20 points in the first nine and similar points in the second to beat other 120 golfers who contested the event.

During the fourth leg of the series at the Vet Lab Golf Club in August 29th, handicap 28 Naveen Jha carded a sterling 43 stableford points to win the coveted prize.

Prime Golf Tourney

Mr. Jabu Basopo, Visa's' General Manager for southern and east Africa addressing golfers during the prize giving ceremony for the Thika Golf Club tournament.

Prime Golf Tourney

Mr. Gouri Shankar Sharma tees off during the Prime Bank Golf day at Thika Sports Club.

Prime Golf Tourney

Mrs. Winfred Kirika (left) was the overall winner of the sixth circuit of the Prime Bank Visa Golf Gold Card tournament held at the Thika Sports Club.

Prime Golf Tourney

Mr. Ramesh Khagram tees off during the Prime Bank Golf day at Thika Golf Club.

Prime Golf Tourney

Maj. General. George Owino receives his prize of the Prime Visa Golf Card from Head of Card Centre Mrs. Jackline Oyuga. Maj. General Owino won the fifth circuit of Prime Visa Golf Tournament held at the Nakuru Golf Club. The card is pre-loaded with KSh 30,000.

Prime Golf Tourney

Victor Ndlovu, Visa’s Country Manager addressing golfers during the Nakuru Golf Club tournament.

Prime Bank in partnership with Kenya Golf Union (KGU), Junior Golf Foundation (JGF), and Visa rolled out Prime Visa Golf card – the first ever golf card in Kenya – at the beginning of 2015.

In a move to popularize the card amongst golfers in the country, the Bank embarked on sponsoring golf tournaments at golf clubs in Nairobi and its environs.

On 24th October 2015, Nakuru Golf Club played host to the 5th circuit of Prime/JGF Golf Day with 105 golfers being drawn for the tourney.

Maj. General. George Owino won the tournament by posting a total of 40 stableford points and will be awarded the Visa Golf Gold Card pre-loaded with KSh. 30,000.

Eric Kabuthia was the overall runner-up with 39 points while Ndegwa Gacheru took the second runner-up prize.

On 7th November, Thika Sports Club played host to the 6th circuit of Prime/JGF Golf Day with 160 golfers being drawn for the tourney.

Winfred Kirika became the first lady to win the Visa Golf Gold Card pre-loaded with KSh. 30,000 with a total of 38 stableford points.

Men winner was Nicholas Kabare with 38 points while P. Kiguru took the guest winner prize.

Prime Marathon

Thomas Mutua receives his prize from Mr. Shankar Sharma for winning the staff men’s 10 kilometers race.

Prime Marathon

Prime Bank Chairman Dr. Rasik Kantaria and Managing Director Mr. Bharat Jani flagging off the marathon.

Prime Marathon

Prime Bank Head of Information and Technology Mr. Gouri Shankar Sharma presents a prize to Ms. Pallvi Gudka who won the staff ladies’ 6 kilometers race.

Prime Bank sponsored the Parklands Sports Club Mini Marathon which was held on September 6th 2015.

The event attracted over 400 elite runners, members of the club and general athletics fraternity with over 50 members of Prime Bank staff participating in the 6, 10 and 15 kilometers races.

The Mini marathon under the theme ‘Running for Our Health and Fitness’ has over the years gained recognition since its inception in 2004 with its main aim being to mentor upcoming athletes and promote careers of established runners.

From Prime Bank participants, Ms. Pallvi Gudka, Parklands Branch Manager won the ladies 6 kilometers race and Mr. Thomas Mutua from Riverside Branch won the men 10 kilometers race.

The marathon was flagged off by Prime Bank Chairman Dr. Rasik Kantaria and Managing Director Mr. Bharat Jani.