Professionals from across the Islamic economy will cast their votes across the more than 30 voted-for categories in an online poll to be held at www.islamicbusinessandfinance.com and www.cpifinancial.net. Last year, nearly 9,000 votes were cast across 37 voted-for categories.
The top award will be based on analysis of audited financial statements set to be published in the annual Islamic Business & Finance supplement Leaders in Islamic Finance, to be released in conjunction with the Awards. The supplement details exemplary performance across all categories, including the greatest change in assets across all banks in the industry. Last year, the top Award of Best Islamic Bank went to Dubai Islamic Bank, who in 2017 entered the ‘billion dollar profit club’, making it among the top four institutions in the UAE, both conventional and Islamic.
The Islamic Business & Finance Awards programme, supported by the Dubai International Financial Centre, is committed to finding and rewarding excellence from across the Islamic economies of the Middle East and Africa, with a sister Awards held each year in Southeast Asia. It is designed to highlight, encourage and reward the exceptional performance and growth of the international Islamic business and finance community.
“This year’s Awards marks a dozen years since CPI Financial and its groundbreaking publication Islamic Business & Finance have honoured the top institutions and individuals in the Islamic finance Industry. The industry is at a pivotal point in its development, which has thus far been extraordinary. Technology and product innovation are needed now more than ever, and we are proud to be able to honour those that are pushing the industry forward when it is most vital,” said Tony Long, Chief Executive Officer, CPI Financial, the publisher of Islamic Business & Finance Magazine.