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Winners of IFM 2016 Awards presented in Dubai

 Winners of IFM 2016 Awards presented in Dubai

Meet the winners and trend-setters

February 10, 2017: Some time in 2016, the Gulf Cooperation Council region completed one full year of life in the time of depressed oil prices. It has been one of the toughest periods in the recent history of the region. By the end of the year, people in the region had adjusted to the new reality. And, the Who’s Who of the business world in the Middle East and Africa got an opportunity to exchange notes about the year gone by at the ceremony to present the prestigious International Finance Magazine Awards in the Emirates Ballroom of the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai on January 26, 2017.

The guest of honour at the event was H.E. Hani Al Hamli, secretary general of Dubai Economic Council. The mood was upbeat and optimistic, which was an indication of the resilience of the people in the GCC and their success in adapting to the changed economic conditions. For the guests, delegates and audiece, it was an evening to celebrate the business leaders and companies in the Middle East and Africa that had performed better than their competitors.

Check out photographs from the ceremony

Meet the winners of the prestigious IFM Awards 2016.

Best Insurance TPA - Aafiya TPA Services - (UAE)

Best Leasing and Financing Company - AL Yusr Leasing And Financing - ( Saudi Arabia )

Best Brokerage CEO (Ziad Aba Al-Khail CEO) - Aljazira Capital - ( Saudi Arabia )

Fastest Growing Islamic Brokerage House - Aljazira Capital - (Saudi Arabia)

Best Travel Management Company - ATS Travels LLC - (UAE)

Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator - Capital Markets Authority (CMA) - (Africa)

Best Independent Investment Advisory Firm - Dominio Capital - (Mozambique)

Most Innovative New Investment Bank - Global Investment Bank Limited - (UAE)

Best Retail Bank - Gulf Bank - (Kuwait)

Best Retail Customer Service Bank - Gulf Bank - (Kuwait)

Best Wealth Management Company - KAMCO Investment Company KSC - (Kuwait)

Best Real Estate Fund - KAMCO Investment Company KSC - (Kuwait 2016)

Best IT Service Provider - Macro Software System LLC - (Oman)

Best Luxury Retail CEO - Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Fahim - CEO - Paris Gallery Group of Companies - (UAE)

Best Islamic Finance Technology Provider - Path solutions - (Lebanon)

Most Innovative Bank - QNB AlAhli - (Egypt)

Best Retail Bank - QNB AlAhli - (Egypt)

Best SME Bank - QNB AlAhli - (Egypt)

Most Innovative Real Estate Development Company - Skai Holdings - (UAE)

Best Luxury Project - Skai Holdings - (UAE 2016)

Best Trade Finance Bank - Ahli United Bank - Egypt 2016

Best Takaful Company - Al Ahli Takaful Company - Saudi Arabia 2016

Best Islamic SME Finance Company - Al Jazeera Finance Company - Qatar 2016

Fastest Growing Private Bank - Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) Q.S.C.- Qatar 2016

Most Innovative Retail Bank Product - Bank Audi - Egypt 2016

Most Innovative Islamic Banking product - Barwa Bank - Tharaa Product - Qatar 2016

Best In-House Marketing and Communication Team - Barwa Bank - Qatar 2016

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (Insurance) - Bupa Arabia - Saudi Arabia 2016

Best Medical Insurance Company - Bupa Arabia - Saudi Arabia 2016

Best Commercial Bank - Doha Bank - Qatar 2016 

Most Innovative Trade Free Zone - The Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority - Oman 2016

Fastest Growing Bank - EG Bank - Egypt 2016

Best Equity Finance Company - National Bank of Abu Dhabi Securities - UAE 2016

Best Research House - National Bank of Abu Dhabi Securities - UAE 2016

Best New Mobile Application - National Bank of Abu Dhabi Securities - UAE 2016

Most Innovative Bancassurance Product - Qatar National bank (QNB) - Qatar 2016

Best Bancassurance Company - The Saudi British Bank (SABB) - Saudi Arabia 2016

Most Innovative Takaful Provider - The Saudi British Bank (SABB) - Saudi Arabia 2016

Best Environmental Sustainable Bank - The Saudi Investment Bank - Saudi Arabia 2016

Best Customer Loyalty Program - The Saudi Investment Bank - (Aseel & WooW) - Saudi Arabia 2016

Best Telecom Service Provider - Saudi Telecom Company - GCC 2016

Best Telecommunications Company of the year - VIVA - Kuwait 2016

Fastest Growing Bank - Warba Bank - Kuwait 2016

Best Social Economic Development Company - The Zubair Corporation LLC - Oman 2016


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