Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2018

DECEMBER 06  |  20

Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2018

The winners of the 13th Islamic Business & Finance Awards were announced at a gala dinner held at Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai on Thursday, 6 December 2018, attended by more than 200 Islamic bankers and financiers from around the world. A total of nearly 8,000 votes were cast across 34 voted-for categories in the online poll held on www.cpifinancial.net, in addition to two categories based purely on results and three individual Awards that were chosen by an expert panel of judges. 

The top Award, for Best Islamic Bank, once again went to Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), based on analysis of the bank’s audited financial statements as published in the annual Islamic Business & Finance Leaders in Islamic Finance special report, released in conjunction with the magazine’s December issue. The report details exemplary performance across all categories, including the greatest change in assets across all banks in the industry.

DIB’s GCEO, Dr. Adnan Chilwan, was named Islamic Banker of the Year for his outstanding contributions towards DIB’s growth, and his role in fostering advancements in the Islamic finance industry. In addition, DIB was named Best Islamic Bank, Best Islamic Retail Bank, Best Islamic Corporate Bank, Best Islamic Home Finance, and Best Sukuk Arranger in the region.

“We are incredibly grateful to be honored, once again, with these prestigious awards and the industry recognition that they carry.” commented Dr. Chilwan on the occasion. “It is always heartening and encouraging when our efforts in building a high-performing bank are acknowledged by the fraternity. We stand proud today of the leading position and reputation we enjoy in the local and global markets and remain steadfast in progressing to even greater heights.”

“I am personally delighted to receive the Islamic Banker of the Year award again this year,” he added. “It is a huge honor and I aim to continue my individual efforts whilst working collectively with those around me further the growth and progress of Islamic finance as it transforms into a global norm.”

Steve Bertamini, CEO, Al Rajhi Bank, was also present to collect both the institution’s award for Best Islamic Bank – KSA and the individual award of Islamic Banker of the Year – KSA, following the bank’s remarkable achievements and strong performance, as well as it’s leadership role in the Islamic finance community.

The Islamic Business & Finance Awards programme, supported by the Dubai International Financial Centre, once again honoured winners from the Middle East and Africa. It is designed to highlight, encourage and reward the exceptional performance and growth of the international Islamic business and finance community.

“Islamic finance continues its global expansion, entering more markets and raising awareness about its unique value proposition every year. We at Islamic Business & Finance are proud to honor the thought leaders, innovators and pillars of the Islamic finance community, as well as to provide a platform for the industry’s top professionals to choose who they believe to be the true top contributors to Islamic finance’s present, and future,” said William Mullally, Editor, Islamic Business & Finance.

A full list of the Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2018 winners follows:

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INFO

DATE

Tuesday, 06 December 2018

ADDITIONAL INFO

Gala Dinner

VENUE

Emirates Towers Hotel 

PHOTO GALLERY

WINNERS

Fastest Growing Islamic Bank - KSA 
Alinma Bank
Fastest Growing Islamic Bank - Bahrain
Bahrain Islamic Bank
Fastest Growing Islamic Bank - UAE
Ajman Bank
Fastest Growing Islamic Bank 
Warba Bank
Best CSR in Islamic Banking - Syria
Al Baraka Bank Syria
Best Branding - Kuwait
Kuwait International Bank
Best HR Program - KSA
The National Commercial Bank
Innovation in Islamic Banking
Mashreq Al Islami
Best SME Innovation
Noor Bank
Best Islamic Fintech Company 
Eiger Trading Advisors
Best Islamic Core Banking Transformation
Emirates Islamic with Infosys Finacle
Best Islamic Window - UAE
NBF Islamic
Best Humanitarian Initiative
Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD)
Best Customer Loyalty Programme - KSA
The National Commercial Bank
Best Sukuk Arranger
Dubai Islamic Bank
Best Asset Manager
Alkhabeer Capital
Best Islamic Investment Fund 
ADCB Asset Management GCC Islamic
Best Investment Bank Middle East
GFH Financial Group
Best Islamic Home Finance
Dubai Islamic Bank
Best REIT - MENA
Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited
Best Premium Banking - Kuwait
Ahli United Bank Kuwait
Best Islamic Corporate Bank
Dubai Islamic Bank
Best Corporate Advisory - Kuwait
Warba Bank
Best Corporate Advisory - KSA
The National Commercial Bank
Best SME Bank - Egypt
ADIB Egypt
Best SME Bank
Noor Bank
Best Islamic Credit Card - KSA
The National Commercial Bank
Best Islamic Retail Bank - Egypt
ADIB Egypt
Best Islamic Retail Bank 
Dubai Islamic Bank
Best Islamic Bank - Africa
Faisal Islamic Bank
Best Islamic Bank – Syria
Al Baraka Bank Syria
Best Islamic Bank - Lebanon
Al Baraka Bank Lebanon
Best Islamic Bank - Bahrain
GFH Financial Group
Best Islamic Bank - Kuwait 
Ahli United Bank Kuwait
Best Islamic Bank - KSA 
Al Rajhi Bank
Best Islamic Bank 
Dubai Islamic Bank

INDIVIDUAL AWARD

Islamic Banker of the Year - Kuwait
Tareq Muhmood, Senior Deputy Chief Executive Office, Ahli United Bank Kuwait
Islamic Banker of the Year - KSA
Steve Bertamini, Chief Executive Officer, Al Rajhi Bank         
Islamic Banker of the Year
Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank
INFO

DATE

Tuesday, 06 December 2018

ADDITIONAL INFO

Gala Dinner

VENUE

Emirates Towers Hotel 


Photo Gallery




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