The award was accepted by Mohammad Amiri, Head of Retail Banking, and Harshdeep Munjal, Chief Marketing Officer, on behalf of Dubai Bank at a ceremony held in Bahrain. The event was attended by over 250 senior banking and finance executives from around the region including the keynote speaker H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa, CEO, Economic Development Board of Bahrain,
Commenting on the win, Mr. Salaam Al Shaksy, the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Bank, said:
"Operating in a region where the demand for Islamic banking is expanding rapidly, Dubai Bank has consistently been at the forefront of innovation and growth of this significant sector. This prestigious award from Banker Middle East underlines our continued focus and commitment towards the Islamic banking industry. This award is also symbolic of the commitment that our colleagues have brought to the organisation since its inception and subsequent conversion to a Sharia-compliant bank. This victory belongs to each and every employee in the bank, without whom it would not have been possible."
The Banker Middle East Awards provide an industry benchmark to measure the pioneering initiatives in the area of conventional and Islamic banking. Nominees for the recent awards came from a range of local, regional and foreign financial institutions operating in the Middle East.
Mohamed Amiri, Head of Retail Banking at Dubai Bank, said, "Innovation and high-quality have been the pillars of our success, helping us introduce unique products and services to our customers. We have been previously recognised for our award-winning initiatives in the areas of credit cards, deposit accounts, customer service campaigns and others. The recent Banker Middle East award is yet another testament to our strategic expertise and innovative business approach."