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11th Annual International Finance Awards: Global business titans honoured in Dubai

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Some of the prominent winners of the International Finance Awards 2023 include AlBawani Holding, Bahrain Development Bank, Kuwait Investment Company, FAB Securities, amongst others

The 11th Annual International Finance Awards ceremony successfully took place in Dubai’s Jumeirah Emirates Towers on January 18, 2024. The spectacle was graced by, H.E. Miss Nipa Nirannoot, Consul-General of Thailand, Dubai.

Some of the prominent winners of the International Finance Awards 2023 include AlBawani Holding, Al Qassim National Hospital, The Access Bank UK, Bahrain Development Bank, SAL Saudi Logistics Services, Middle East Telecommunications Company, Oman Sats LLC, Finexis Advisory (HK) Ltd, PASHA Capital, Easy Parking, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait K.S.C.P., SOCAR Capital, Ahli United Bank, Suez Canal Bank, Siraj Finance, Lumi, QiCard, Easy Lease, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Anoud Technologies LLC, and Abdullah Al-Othaim Investment Company.

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Business leaders interact during the 11th Annual International Finance Awards in Dubai

After winning the ‘Most Innovative New SME Digital Banking Platform’ award and ‘Most Innovative SME Financing Program for Women Empowerment’ award, Bahrain Development Bank Group CEO Dalal Al Qais said, “Our team has worked hard to achieve this award, and it is a reflection of our dedication, strategy, and vision. Innovation is a key component of our strategy.”

“We have recently launched Tijara, a platform that provides instant financing. We have also introduced another Tijara that allows instant account opening with many benefits, such as a 3.5% interest rate until 2024. We aim to continue innovating and strive to make our bank the best and only solution for SME clients,” she added.

Where passion meets excellence: The International Finance Award winners receive their honours

During an interaction with International Finance, Norah Musaad Al-Hashash, Assistant VP of Business Development, Kuwait Investment Company, shared her excitement after winning the ‘Best Investment Firm – Kuwait 2023’ award.

She credited the persistent work culture and the management’s commitment to investing in the development and education of their employees as the key to the success of the company.

Norah Musaad Al-Hashash said, “The company has gained extensive experience in the investment sector through several strategic restructuring processes. Its persistent work culture enables it to constantly adapt to market dynamics, resulting in superior financial performance. The management is committed to investing in the development and education of their employees, fostering a culture of constant learning. The company also encourages its employees to be proactive, agile, and vigilant in analysing market data. It has established strategic partnerships to help its employees adapt to market challenges and changes.”

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The International Finance Award winners pose at the photo booth

UAE-based company FAB Securities bagged two awards. They were recognised for being the ‘Best Online Trading Platform – UAE 2023’ and ‘Most Innovative Mobile Trading Application – UAE 2023’. FAB Securities CEO Osama Mahmoud received these awards at the ceremony.

Meanwhile, BATIC for Investment and Logistics Company, a Saudi-based venture was honoured with multiple awards at the ceremony. While the company’s CEO, Eng. Mohammed Saud Al-Zamil won the ‘Best Investment Management CEO – Logistics – Saudi Arabia 2023’ award, their CFO, Mr. Mohamed Tantawy won the ‘Best CFO Logistics – Saudi Arabia 2023’ award.

BATIC for Investment and Logistics Company CEO Eng. Mohammed Saud Al-Zamil, said, “Firstly, I would like to thank International Finance for arranging this event. We are fully committed to achieving excellence, which is extremely important for me and my team. This award is a recognition of our efforts. It gives us the motivation to work towards our vision of investing in real estate, logistics and other supporting services, and to continue to strive for excellence in the future.”

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Award winners share their views while interacting with International Finance

International Finance, a leading provider of business media services, began its journey in 2013 intending to recognise industry talents, leadership skills, net worth, and capabilities on a global scale. It made headlines in 2014 when it introduced its first flagship programme in London. International Finance’s diligent research and development team assisted the latter in identifying the top corporate talent and rewarding them on the strength of their applications and prior achievements.

When considering nominations, International Finance gives preference to C-Level executives and senior management representatives in the financial, banking, asset management, brokerage, insurance, energy, oil & gas, logistics, and utilities sectors from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

In 2016, Southeast Asia became the second venue for the International Finance Awards, while in 2018, the company touched the 400 mark in dignitaries attending these award ceremonies. The award ceremony gives opportunities to corporate leaders to build networking with other like-minded ventures. International Finance foresees a future where passion meets excellence.

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