Announcing The Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2019 Shortlist

The Awards ceremony will be held on 26 November at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC in Dubai, UAE

 

CPI Financial is proud to announce the shortlist for the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2019. The winners for each of the 32 shortlisted categories, as well as the two individual awards Banker of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award, will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 26 November, held at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC in Dubai, UAE.

For over 20 years, Banker Middle East has been serving the banking and financial community in the region. It is the longest-running GCC-based banking publication, continuously supporting the industry, providing informed commentaries, news, in-depth articles and analyses. As part of its integral role in the region’s banking sector, it benchmarks, recognises and actively encourages excellence within institutions.

The Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2019 will give due recognition to the outstanding institutions that have shaped and continue to shape the financial landscape.

After each and every awards ceremony, together with feedback from the industry, throughout the year, CPI Financial and Banker Middle East conduct its own research and look closely at what categories are most relevant in the current climate. As a result of its findings, The Banker Middle East team have identified 34 award categories that provide regional recognition to exceptional financial institutions across the wide spectrum of banking and finance.

Institutions nominated themselves in all relevant categories as deemed appropriate, provided the submission was sent in before the deadline, and in the required format.

Award submissions were critically evaluated and mutually analysed, utilising market knowledge, research and relevant company financial statements, before the shortlist was made by the Banker Middle East judging panel. The winners will be chosen from this shortlist. The evaluation period for all awards is typically based on a 12-month cycle.

“This is an exciting time for the industry, as technological innovation continues to transform the banking and finance landscape. The institutions that have been shortlisted for this year’s Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2019 are continuing to push finance forward, continuing to improve their products and services to meet the needs of an ever-evolving customer base. We can’t wait to welcome the top representatives of these fine institutions on 26 November to the ceremony, which will certainly be our best edition to date and a must-attend event for the industry’s leaders,” said Nigel Rodrigues, Founder and CEO of CPI Financial.

 

The full shortlist for the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2019 is as follows:

 

Best Bank in the Middle East

Blom Bank

GFH Financial Group

Kuwait Finance House

National Bank of Bahrain

Samba Financial Group

The National Commercial Bank

 

Best Retail Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Blom Bank

Kuwait Finance House

Noor Bank

United Arab Bank

Mashreq Bank

Al Rajhi Bank

 

Best Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Kuwait Finance House

Noor Bank

Samba Financial Group

Dubai Islamic Bank

 

Best Corporate Bank

Commercial International Bank -  Egypt

Noor Bank

National Bank of Fujairah

The National Commercial Bank

 

Best SME Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Bank Albilad

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Noor Bank

RAKBANK

National Bank of Fujairah

 

Fastest Growing Bank

Liv Bank

Noor Bank

Ahli Bank Kuwait

Ajman Bank

Warba Bank

Bahrain Islamic Bank

 

 Best Investment Management Firm

ADS Investment Solutions

Albilad Capital

Alkhabeer Capital

Century Financial Consultancy

First Abu Dhabi Bank

GFH Financial Group

SEDCO Capital

 

Best Private Equity Firm

Alkhabeer Capital

Dividend Gate Capital

GFH Financial Group

 

Best Trade Finance Institution

Commercial International Bank - Egypt

Noor Bank

The Saudi British Bank (SABB)

 

Best Project Finance Institution

Commercial Bank of Dubai

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Ahli Bank Kuwait

Oman Arab Bank

 

Best Brokerage Solutions Provider

ADSS

Albilad Capital

EFG Hermes

Saxo Bank

 

Best Law Firm – Banking & Finance

Hammad & Al-Mehdar Law Firm

White & Case LLP

Al Tamimi & Company

 

Best Research & Consultancy Firm

Century Financial Consultancy

StraitsBridge Advisors

ValuStrat

 

Best Ratings Agency

Moody’s

S&P Global Ratings

Fitch Ratings

 

Capital Market Transaction of the Year

Albilad Capital

Alkhabeer Capital

EFG Hermes

Saudi Fransi Capital

 

Most Innovative Digital Banking Proposition

Bahrain Islamic Bank

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Liv Bank

Noor Bank

Mashreq Bank

Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain

Ahli United Bank - Bahrain

 

Best Takaful Provider

Noor Takaful

Salama

Takaful Oman Insurance

 

Best Investment Bank (Conventional)

Al Mal Capital

EFG Hermes

NBK Capital – Kuwait

Samba Financial Group

Saudi Fransi Capital

 

 

Best Investment Bank  (Islamic)

Alkhabeer Capital

GFH Financial Group

Samba Financial Group

Dubai Islamic Bank

Warba Bank

 

Best Private Bank

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Standard Chartered

JP Morgan Private Bank

 

Best Wealth Management Firm

ADS Investment Solutions

First Abu Dhabi Bank

GFH Financial Group

Noor Bank

Standard Chartered

 

Best CSR Programme

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Ahli United Bank - Kuwait

Blom Bank

National Bank of Bahrain

The Saudi British Bank (SABB)

The National Commercial Bank

 

Best Core Banking Service Provider

Path Solutions

Infosys Finacle

Newgen Software Technologies

 

 Best User-Experience Innovator

Bank Albilad

EFG Hermes

Liv Bank

Warba Bank

Ahli United Bank – Bahrain

Kuwait Finance House Bahrain

 

Best Cybersecurity Provider

Fortinet

Help AG

A10 Networks

 

Best Payment Solutions Provider

Bank Albilad

Commercial International Bank – Egypt

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Infosys Finacle

Network International

Noor Bank

 

Best Communications Infrastructure Provider

Avaya

Polycom

Unify

 

Best Commercial Bank

Commercial International Bank – Egypt

The Saudi British Bank (SABB)

The National Commercial Bank

 

Best Brand Positioning

LIV BANK

Noor Bank

Emirates Islamic

Ahli United Bank Bahrain

 

Best Human Resource Development

The National Commercial Bank

Noor Bank

Dubai Islamic Bank

Emirates Islamic

 

Best Digital Transformation Provider

Maveric Systems

Avaya

Help AG

AION Digital

 

Best REIT Manager

Emirates REIT

ENBD REIT

Riyad Capital (Riyad REIT)

INFO

NOMINATION DEADLINE:
1st September 2019


ENTRY SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
3rd October 2019


SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT:
on or after 17th October 2019


INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA DINNER:
26th November 2019, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 


 

Banker Middle East Industry Awards Categories

1 Best Bank in the Middle East
2 Banker of the Year
3 Lifetime Achievement Award
4 Fastest Growing Bank
5 Best Retail Bank
6 Best Islamic Bank
7 Best Corporate Bank
8 Best SME Bank
9 Capital Market Transaction of the Year
10 Most Innovative Digital Banking Proposition
11 Best Insurance Provider
12 Best Takaful Provider
13 Best Investment Bank – Conventional
14 Best Investment Bank – Islamic
15 Best Private Bank
16 Best Wealth Management Firm
17 Best Investment Management Firm
18 Best Private Equity Firm
19 Best Trade Finance Institution
20 Best Brokerage Solutions Provider
21 Best Law Firm – Banking & Finance
22 Best Law Firm – Private Equity
23 Best Research & Consultancy Firm
24 Best Ratings Agency
25 Best Islamic Ratings Agency
26 Best CSR Programme
27 Best Core Banking Service Provider
28 Best User-Experience Innovator
29 Best Cybersecurity Provider
30 Best Payment Solutions Provider
31 Best Communications Infrastructure Provider
32 Best Commercial Bank

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