Barwa Bank wins two awards at Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2014
Barwa Bank, Qatar’s fastest growing Shari’ah compliant banking service provider, has been named the winner of Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2014 for “Fastest Growing Bank in Qatar” and “Best Sukuk Arranger” for the third consecutive year, during the ceremony on 3rd June at the Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai.
Organised by CPI Financial, the annual Banker Middle East Industry Awards sets the benchmark for successful banking and financial institutions in the MENA region. Attending the awards ceremony which brought together distinguished regional and global industry experts from around the world on behalf of Barwa Bank was Khalid Mahdi Al Ahbabi, Executive General Manager – Chief Business Officer and Ahmad Abdulaziz Al-Amadi, Head of Business Banking.
Mr. Al Ahbabi commented on the occasion, “We are honoured to be acknowledged by CPI Finance through these awards : they are a reflection of our commitment to growth and to building an innovative and customer focused Shari’ah compliant bank that can lead the way in this growing sector. These awards demonstrate that with hard work, ambition and good service a young bank can become a leader in a short period of time and will definitely add more momentum to the further expansion of our activities.”
This is the third year Barwa Bank received the “Fastest Growing Bank in Qatar” and “Best Sukuk Arranger” from Banker Middle East Industry Awards. The accolades recognise The Group’s unrivalled expansion; growing to encompass six branches in Qatar, as well as integrating three other companies – First Investor, First Finance and First Leasing – as well as its successful positioning as a key player in the Islamic Capital Markets with a succession of high profile arranger positions in less than six years of operation.