March, 19, 2014
Amãna Bank was once again voted as the Best Islamic Bank in Sri Lanka in 2013 at the recently conducted Islamic Finance news international Best Banks Poll. The poll which is conducted by the Malaysian-based RedMoney Group recognizes and awards the best providers of Islamic financial services across a series of international markets and countries as voted by the readers of Islamic Finance news. The accolade was presented to the Bank’s Managing Director/CEO Mr Faizal Salieh at the IFN Awards ceremony held at The Ritz Carlton in Dubai recently.
Commenting on the win, Mr Salieh said, “We are very happy winning this international award for the third consecutive year since the formation of the Bank. This victory streak demonstrates our popularity not only in the Sri Lankan market but also in the global Islamic finance market. It demonstrates the confidence people have in us from across the world. With expansion in the reach and substantial increase in our product and service offerings, the Bank has shown a remarkable growth in its asset and liability portfolio. I would like to sincerely thank all our customers, shareholders and employees for supporting the growth of the Bank which has enabled us emerge winners at the IFN international Award in Dubai this year.”
The IFN Polls takes an unbiased and all-encompassing approach in selecting the best banks in the world. Since its establishment in 2005, it continues to be the appropriate representation of the current Islamic financial market landscape and is the industry’s most comprehensive annual poll. Islamic finance issuers, investors, non-banking financial intermediaries and government bodies from around the world are invited to participate by casting their votes.
The prestigious ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre this year drew an unprecedented large gathering of practitioners, academics, scholars and business people from various Islamic Financial markets of the world.
Photo caption: Amãna Bank Managing Director/CEO Mr Faizal Salieh receiving the Award from RedMoney Group Managing Director Mr Andrew Morgan