KUCHING: The chief executive officer of AmBank Islamic Bhd (AmBank Islamic), Eqhwan Mokhzanee, was awarded with the Islamic Banker of the Year 2019 Award by Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA).
In addition, AmBank Islamic was conferred with the Most Improved Islamic Bank 2019 Award.
“We are deeply honoured to be accorded the Most Improved Islamic Bank 2019 Award which reflects our continuous achievements in building from our heritage to deliver sustainable and customer-centric Islamic banking and financial solutions.
“This award also represents a further testament to the significant progress that we have made in the execution of our strategic and transformation plans,” said Datuk Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, group chief executive officer, AmBank Group.
Commenting on the Islamic Banker of the Year 2019 Award, Eqhwan remarked, “I am truly humbled and honoured to be accorded this prestigious award which is a recognition of not only AmBank Islamic’s role in supporting our customers, but also as a vessel which allows for career development and contribution to the Islamic finance industry.
“This award is a tribute conferred through me, to the leadership and colleagues at AmBank Islamic and AmBank Group, and to our customers and other stakeholders for placing their trust in us.
“This will reinforce our commitment to work tirelessly in taking Islamic finance to the next level for the betterment of our customers, people, community and other stakeholders.”
GIFA Awards Committee recognises institutions and individuals from around the world for their exceptional contributions to the development of Islamic banking and finance.
The 9th GIFA 2019 Global Islamic Finance Awards was held at The Westin Cape Town, South Africa on September 16, 2019.