Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2018

Banking giants across MENA attend the annual gala awards dinner

The Banker Middle East Industry Awards, in association with Maserati, took place on 3 May 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton, DIFC in front of a packed audience from across the MENA region's banking and financial services industry.

 

Leaders from across the industry were among the 400 guests attending the annual awards presentation to recognise the Best Banks and Fastest Growing Banks as determined by CPI Financial's BME100 research, based on quantitative analysis of financials from the top one hundred banks across the region.

 

In a gala evening compèred by Dubai Eye's Business Breakfast presenter, Richard Dean, the achievements of other banks and financial institutions in specific sectors and countries were also recognised through awards based on the voting of Banker Middle East readers and other registered users of CPI Financial's website at cpifinancial.net.

 

Commenting on the success of the event, Tony Long, CEO of CPI Financial said, "The 2018 Banker Middle East awards once again showed that the best players in the banking and financial services industry across the Middle East are very much at the top of their game and the impressive growth from some of the challengers demonstrates there is great potential rising through the ranks."

  • Best Corporate Bank – UAENational Bank of Fujairah
  • Best Commercial Bank – UAENational Bank of Fujairah
  • Best Commercial Bank – Kuwait Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait
  • Best Private Bank – KuwaitAhli United Bank Kuwait
  • Best Human Resources Development – Kuwait Ahli United Bank Kuwait
  • Best Retail Bank – KSAAl Rajhi Bank
  • Best Brokerage Company – Middle EastAl Ramz Capital
  • Best Market Maker – Middle EastAl Ramz Capital
  • Best Banking Service Provider – Middle EastAvaya
  • Best Corporate Bank – Lebanon Blom Bank
  • Most Innovative Consulting Firm – Middle EastCedar Consulting
  • Best Digital Banking Technology – Middle East Edgeverve
  • Best Customer Acquisition – Kuwait Kuwait International Bank
  • Best Retail Bank – Middle EastMashreq Bank
  • Best Digital Bank – UAEMashreq Bank
  • Best Corporate Digital Bank – KSANational Commercial Bank
  • Best Digital Bank – KSANational Commercial Bank
  • Best IT Risk Management – KSASAMBA Bank
  • Best IT Solutions – KSASAMBA Bank
  • Best Trade Finance Bank – IraqTrade Bank of Iraq
  • Best Corporate Bank – Kuwait Warba Bank
  • Best Investment Bank – Kuwait Warba Bank
  • Best Islamic Retail Bank - UAEDubai Islamic Bank
  • Best Islamic Corporate Bank - UAEDubai Islamic Bank
  • Best Sukuk Arranger – Middle EastDubai Islamic Bank
  • Best Islamic Bank – Middle EastDubai Islamic Bank
  • Best Human Capital Development – KSASABB
  • Best CSR in Banking – KSASABB
  • Best Retail Bank – Lebanon Bank of Beirut
  • Best Transaction Bank – Lebanon Bank of Beirut
  • Best Commercial Bank – Lebanon Bank of Beirut
  • Best Retail Bank – Kuwait Gulf Bank
  • Best Private Equity Firm – UAETabarak Investments
  • Best Trade Finance Bank – Bahrain Bahrain Middle East Bank
  • Best Wealth Management Firm – Middle East ADS Securities
  • Best Online Trading Platform – Middle EastADS Securities
  • Best Provider of Innovative Financial Services – JordanThe Housing Bank of Trade and Finance
  • Best Investment Bank – Middle EastGFH Financial Group
  • Best Quality Testing and Assurance Provider – Middle EastSR Intelligent Technologies Consultancy
  • Best Investment Bank – UAEGlobal Investment Bank
  • Best Retail Bank – UAEEmirates NBD
  • Best Asset Manager – KSASedco Capital
  • Best Asset Manager – Middle EastGFH Financial Group
  • Most Improved Company – Middle East Boursa Kuwait
  • Best Private Bank – Middle EastFFA Private Bank
  • Best Private Debt Provider – Middle EastGulf Capital
  • Most Innovative Wealth Management Solutions – Middle EastStandard Chartered Bank
  • Best IT Solutions Provider – Middle EastMaveric Systems
  • Best Private Bank – KSAAlawwal Bank
  • Best SME Bank – UAERAKBANK Business Banking
  • Best Technology Provider – Middle EastSAP KSA
  • Best REIT Manager – Middle EastEquitativa Group
  • Sukuk of the Year – Middle EastEmirates REIT
  • Best Private Equity Firm – KSAAlkhabeer Capital
  • Most Innovative Bank – KSAAlawwal Bank