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MET Group becomes the main partner of world judo champion Nils Stump

MET Group becomes the main partner of world judo champion Nils Stump

March 25, 2024
Energy company MET Group is supporting the 26-year-old Swiss world judo champion Nils Stump on his way to various Grand Slams, the European Championships in Zagreb, the World Championships in Abu Dhabi and the absolute highlight of the season – the Olympic Games in Paris. MET Group is thus underscoring its willingness to promote the sport of judo in general and outstanding talents in particular.

MET Group has been the official partner of the International Judo Federation (IJF) and the IJF World Judo Tour since the beginning of 2023, and is present onsite at all Grand Prix, Grand Slams and World Judo Masters worldwide. As part of the agreement, MET Group supports the IJF particularly with talent development and youth development – areas which are of central importance to the energy company since its own extraordinary growth history over the past 17 years was primarily based on finding the right talents, giving them responsibility right from the start and continuing to grow together.

2024 will feature numerous sporting highlights for the judo stars, including the European Championships in Zagreb (25 to 28 April), the World Championships in Abu Dhabi (19 to 23 May) and the Olympic Games in Paris (27 July to 3 August).

It is therefore appropriate that Nils Stump, who in 2023 was the first Swiss to ever win a world judo title, has set himself goals which are just as ambitious as the ones MET Group sets itself as one of the fastest growing energy companies on the international energy markets.

“In 2021, I fulfilled my childhood dream and qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. My whole life had been geared towards this goal. This made the disappointment all the greater when the adventure was all over after the first match. But now I'm looking confidently towards the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, where I want to go one better after last year's World Championship title and complete my childhood dream with an Olympic medal. I am filled with pride and joy that MET Group is supporting me on my way as my main partner,” says the native of the Zurich Oberland.

MET Group’s company values – Agility, Courage, Independence – are a perfect match for the ambitious elite Swiss sportsman, who has totally dedicated himself to the sport on the tatami mat since the age of seven and has been able to turn his passion into a career.

Benjamin Lakatos, Chairman & CEO of MET Group commented: “I am always fascinated by stories like this, where people totally identify with a task and give their all to achieve their goals. Challenging and supporting talented people – both within and outside the company – is a matter that is close to my heart. I am all the more delighted that Nils and the whole team at MET Group will approach milestones together this year in order to achieve the best possible successes.”


MET Group

MET Group is an integrated European energy company, headquartered in Switzerland, which operates on the natural gas and electricity markets. Via its subsidiaries, MET Group is present in 15 countries, active on 30 national gas markets and represented on 22 international trading hubs. MET Group has extensive experience in the operation of plants for renewable and flexible conventional energies and thus makes a substantial contribution to the energy transition. In 2022, MET Group's consolidated sales revenue amounted to EUR 41.5bn, with a total traded volume of natural gas amounting to 109 BCM and total traded electricity of 67 TWh.