The Awards follows Islamic Business & Finance’s more than decade long tradition of honouring the best of the Islamic finance industry. With Awards chosen by professionals working in the Islamic finance industry across Southeast Asia, the event offers the Islamic economies key figures the the chance to recognise each other’s achievements in an exclusive event. Last year, a total of nearly 7,000 votes were cast across 26 voted-for categories in an online poll held on www.cpifinancial.net. Voting for this year’s Awards is set to open soon.
Last year, an expert panel named Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow, Chairman, Public Bank Group winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award Malaysia. Hong Piow began his banking career 67 years ago in 1950. He established Public Bank in 1966, finding great success in the last 50 years. He is due to relinquish the position of Chairman in 2019, capping off an illustrious career.
The Islamic Business & Finance Awards programme, also held each year in Dubai, is supported by the Dubai International Financial Centre. The Awards encourage and reward the exceptional performance and growth of the international Islamic business and finance community.
“Islamic Business & Finance is proud to return to Kuala Lumpur to turn the spotlight to Southeast Asia’ exemplary performers and innovators once again. Southeast Asia’s Islamic finance industry has been astounding to watch grow, and its contributions and achievements have helped the global Islamic economy develop at a rapid pace to what it is today. Though it has been a tricky climate to navigate, we look forward to honouring those who continue to contribute substantive progress to this important industry. As this programme is based on the votes cast by industry professionals, it is an opportunity for the Southeast Asian Islamic finance world to name the very best performers and thinkers operating today,” said Tony Long, Chief Executive Officer of CPI Financial, publisher of Islamic Business & Finance.