MEA Finance Awards 2020 Winners:

Financial Services

  1. Best Retail Bank (UAE) - Mashreq Bank
  2. Best Retail Bank (Saudi Arabia) - Al Rajhi Bank
  3. Best Retail Bank (Bahrain) - Ahli United Bank Bahrain
  4. Best Retail Bank (Egypt) - ADIB Egypt
  5. Best Islamic Bank - ADIB
  6. Best Commercial Bank (UAE) - Commercial Bank of Dubai
  7. Capital Markets Transaction of the Year - Odin Investments
  8. Best Global Bank in the Middle East - Standard Chartered Bank
  9. Best SME Bank - National Bank of Fujairah
  10. Best Takaful Provider - Noor Takaful
  11. Best Private Bank - GFH Financial Group
  12. Best Wealth Management Firm in the Middle East - BNP Paribas Wealth Management
  13. Best Investment Bank - NCB Capital
  14. Best Trade Finance Provider - The Saudi British Bank
  15. Best Transaction Banking - Standard Chartered Bank
  16. Best Cash Management Technology Provider - Infosys Finacle
  17. Best CSR Programme – Financial Institutions - Aafaq Islamic Finance

Covid-19 Responsiveness Special Awards

  1. Best Retail Response to the Covid-19 Crisis - Ajman Bank
  2. Best Commercial Response to the Covid-19 Crisis - Mashreq Bank

Investment Awards

  1. Best Private Equity Firm - Alkhabeer Capital
  2. Best International Real Estate Investment Firm - Walton International Group Limited
  3. Best Brokerage Solutions Provider - ADSS
  4. Best Investment Management Firm (UAE) - Century Private Wealth
  5. Best Investment Management Firm (Saudi Arabia) - Alkhabeer Capital
  6. Best Investment Management Firm (Bahrain) - GFH Financial Group

Service Providers to the Banking Sector

  1. Best Investment Consultancy Firm - Century Financial Consultancy
  2. Best Research & Consultancy Firm - KPMG
  3. Best Digital Transformation Consultancy Firm - Arqitek
  4. Best Ratings Agency - S&P Global Ratings


  1. Best Mobile Banking Solution (Saudi Arabia) - Bank Albilad
  2. Best Mobile Banking Solution (UAE) - Mashreq Bank
  3. Best Mobile Banking Solution Provider - Infosys Finacle
  4. Best Neo Bank - FAB – Payit
  5. Best Online Banking Service - Bank Albilad
  6. Best Cybersecurity Implementation - Help AG
  7. Best User-Experience - FAB - Payit
  8. Best Digital Transformation Technology Provider - Maveric Systems
  9. Best Digital Transformation (UAE) - Commercial Bank of Dubai
  10. Best Digital Transformation (Saudi Arabia) - Tayseer Finance
  11. Best Digital Transformation (Bahrain) - Ahli United Bank
  12. Best CSR Programme – Financial Technology Provider - DDCAP Group
  13. Best Payment Solutions - Edenred
  14. Best Payment Solutions Provider - Temenos
  15. Best Cybersecurity Provider - Trend Micro
  16. Best Communications Infrastructure Provider - United MAK Group & IPC
  17. Best Core Banking Service Provider - Temenos
  18. Best Digital Banking Innovation Provider - Avaya
  19. Best Islamic Finance Banking Software Provider - Path Solutions
  20. Best Islamic Fintech Solutions Provider - DDCAP Group for Ethos Asset Facilitation Platform
  21. Special Achievement in Digital Innovation - BPC

Leaders in Banking and Finance

  1. Best Mobile Banking Solution (Saudi Arabia) - Bank Albilad
  2. Outstanding Leadership Award - Ebrahim Oboud Baeshen, Office Managing Partner, KPMG Saudi - Jeddah
  3. Banker of the Year - Hisham Alrayes, Group CEO and Board Member, GFH Financial Group
  4. Best Technology Executive of the Year for Financial Services - Mohammed Kateeb, Chairman & CEO, Path Solutions
  5. Best Technology Leadership Award - Ashar Nazim, Founder and CEO, Aion Digital

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