January, 24, 2018
Imtiaz Iqbal, a well versed and experienced banker, has joined Amãna Bank as its Vice President Operations. Prior to joining Amãna Bank, Imtiaz had established a well-rounded banking career at HSBC Sri Lanka holding various posts since 1998. He culminated his illustrative career at HSBC as the Chief Operating Officer – Retail Banking and Wealth Management while also being a member of the Bank’s Management Committee from 2013 to 2016. He has garnered a wealth of banking experience having acquainted to both business and risk aspects by overseeing many banking operations, including Retail Banking & Wealth Management, Credit Risk Management, Operational Risk, Financial Crime Risk Management, Collection & Recoveries and Card Operations. Imtiaz has also been exposed to overseas trainings, workshops and short term assignments in his 19 years banking career.
Commenting on Imtiaz’s move to Amãna Bank, CEO Mohamed Azmeer stated “We are honoured to have a versatile Banker in Imtiaz joining us. He brings with him a wealth of banking experience having being exposed to a cross section of banking functions and we look forward to his timely contribution towards Amãna Bank’s journey of growth and success.”
Imtiaz holds an MBA from the University of Wales, UK as well as a professional qualification from the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka and is a product of Wesley College Colombo.
Amãna Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah based IDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97% stake of the Bank. The IDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with a capital base of over USD 150 Billion which has a membership of 57 countries. Fitch Ratings, in October 2017, affirmed Amãna Bank’s National Long Term Rating of BB(lka) with a Stable Outlook. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions representing the Bank.
Photo caption: Imtiaz Iqbal