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09 December 2018

Dubai Islamic Bank triumphs at Islamic Business and Finance Awards 2018

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  • Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO of DIB named Islamic Banker of the Year
  • DIB wins top recognitions including Best Islamic Bank, Best Islamic Retail Bank, Best Islamic Corporate Bank, Best Islamic Home Finance, and Best Sukuk Arranger in the region.

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic Bank in the UAE, has once again dominated the Islamic Business and Finance Awards, collecting five major accolades at the prestigious industry event. The awards distinguish and endorse institutions and individuals who have played a key role in nurturing the growth and expansion of the Islamic financial sector around the globe.

The accolades bestowed on the bank included Best Islamic Bank, Best Islamic Retail Bank, Best Islamic Corporate Bank, Best Islamic Home Finance, and Best Sukuk Arranger in the region. In addition to this, the Group CEO of DIB, Dr. Adnan Chilwan, was honored with the prestigious award of Islamic Banker of the Year for his outstanding contributions towards DIB’s growth, and his remarkable role in fostering advancements in the Islamic finance industry.

“We are incredibly grateful to be honored, once again, with these prestigious awards and the industry recognition that they carry.” commented Dr. Chilwan on this occasion. “It is always heartening and encouraging when our efforts in building a high-performing bank are acknowledged by the fraternity. We stand proud today of the leading position and reputation we enjoy in the local and global markets and remain steadfast in progressing to even greater heights.”

“I am personally delighted to receive the Islamic Banker of the Year award again this year,” he added. “It is a huge honor and I aim to continue my individual efforts whilst working collectively with those around me further the growth and progress of Islamic finance as it transforms into a global norm”  

The 13th edition of the Islamic Business and Finance Awards took place last week at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in the heart of the Dubai Financial Center, and brought together the region’s most prominent Islamic bankers, industry leaders, experts and investors– over 500 attendees from around the world gathered to celebrate the awardees.

DIB’s principal activities center on retail banking, business banking, corporate banking, real estate, contracting finance, investment banking and treasury. With a strong presence in seven markets worldwide, DIB aspires to continue its global expansion and strengthen its leadership in transforming the Islamic finance industry.