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IRBA Past Winners

S.No. Award Category Winner
1 Islamic Retail Banking Leadership Award 2018 Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Fares
2 IRBA CEO of the Year 2018 Amman Muhammad
3 Critics' Choice Best Emerging CEO in Islamic Retail Banking 2018 Md. Mahbub ul Alam
4 Critics' Choice Most Promising Leader in Islamic Retail Banking 2018 Abdalla Abdulkhalik
5 IRBA Fintech Leader of the Year 2018 Mohammed Ibraheem Khan
6 IRBA Personality of the Year 2018 Dr. Ali Adnan Ibrahim
7 Critics' Choice Best CRO of the Year 2018 Putu Rahwidhiyasa
8 Critics' Choice Upcoming Personality in Islamic Retail Finance 2018 Mohamed Rusan Fyroze
9 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the World 2018 Dubai Islamic Bank
10 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Asia 2018 Bank Syariah Mandiri
11 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Bangladesh 2018 Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
12 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Indonesia 2018 Bank Syariah Mandiri
13 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Kenya 2018 Gulf African Bank
14 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Oman 2018 Bank Nizwa
15 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Pakistan 2018 Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited
16 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Qatar 2018 QIIB
17 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Turkey 2018 Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank
18 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the UAE 2018 Dubai Islamic Bank
19 Critics Choice Most Innovative Islamic Retail Bank in the World 2018 Alinma Bank
20 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in Turkey 2018 Albaraka Turk Participation Bank
21 Critics' Choice Best Non-Bank Islamic Retail Finance Institution 2018 Siraj Finance PJSC
22 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Brand in Pakistan 2018 Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited
23 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Digital Banking Award 2018 Bank AlJazira
24 Critics' Choice Most Trusted Brand (Islamic Window) 2018 FNB Islamic Banking
25 Critics' Choice Most Innovative Digital Retail Bank 2018 Dubai Islamic Bank
26 Critics' Choice Best Bank for Financial Inclusion 2018 BTPN Syariah
27 Critics' Choice Best Brand Experience 2018 Bank Syariah Mandiri
28 Critics' Choice Best Digital Banking Initiative 2018 insha by Albaraka Türk
29 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Innovation 2018 Bank AlJazira
30 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Savings Products 2018 National Bonds
31 IRBA Investors in People Award 2018 ADCB Islamic Banking for Islamic Banking Academy
32 Critics' Choice Best Performing Musharaka-Based SME Product 2018 Musharaka Partnership Model (MPM)
33 Critics' Choice Best Digital Banking Solution 2018 International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS)
S.No. Award Category Winner
1 Islamic Retail Banking Leadership Award 2017 Dato' Wan Mohd Fadzmi Wan Othman
2 IRBA CEO of the Year 2017 Iyad Asali
3 IRBA Transformational Leader Award 2017 Amer Bukvic
4 Critics' Choice Islamic Retail Banker of the Year 2017 Akif Shaikh
5 IRBA Islamic Retail Banking Advocacy Award 2017 Islamic Banking Department - State Bank of Pakistan
6 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the World 2017 Al Rajhi Bank
7 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Asia 2017 Al Rajhi Bank
8 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Europe 2017 Bosna Bank International
9 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the Middle East 2017 Al Rajhi Bank
10 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Asia-Pacific 2017 Bank Syariah Mandiri
11 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the South Asia 2017 Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
12 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the GCC 2017 Al Rajhi Bank
13 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Bangladesh 2017 Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
14 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Indonesia 2017 Bank Syariah Mandiri
15 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Oman 2017 Bank Nizwa
16 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Saudi Arabia 2017 Al Rajhi Bank
17 Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the UAE 2017 Dubai Islamic Bank
18 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in Bahrain 2017 Al Salam Bank Bahrain
19 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking window in Oman 2017 Meethaq Islamic Banking - Bank Muscat
20 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in Saudi Arabia 2017 Bank AlJazira
21 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in Djibouti 2017 East Africa Bank
22 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Savings Product 2017 National Bonds
23 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Credit Card 2017 Arabi Islami Installment Credit Card - Islamic International Arab Bank
24 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Investment Product 2017 Certificate of Investment (Musharakah based) - First Habib Modaraba
25 Critics' Choice Best Prize-linked Islamic Retail Investment Product 2017 Libshara Savings Account - KFH Bahrain
26 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Cryptocurrency Award 2017 OneGram
27 Critics' Choice Most Innovative Islamic Retail Product of the Year 2017 HelloGold
28 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Brand 2017 Noor Bank
29 Critics' Choice Best Emerging Brand in Islamic Retail Banking 2017 SIRAT - HabibMetro
30 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Solutions Provider 2017 International Turnkey Systems (ITS)
31 Critics' Choice Upcoming Personality in Islamic Retail Banking 2017 Adnan Fasih
32 Critics' Choice Upcoming Sharia Scholar of the Year 2017 Muhammad Khalid Hasani
S.No. Award Category Winner
1 Critics' Choice Islamic Banking R&D Award 2016 Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University – Dubai Center for Islamic Banking & Finance
2 Critics' Choice Best Retail Sukuk of the Year 2016 National Bonds
3 Critics' Choice Best Musharaka-based SME Product Award 2016 MIT Global
4 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Financial Product for Agriculture Finance 2016 Hartani-i, Agrobank
5 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Brand 2016 Noor Bank
6 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Innovation Award 2016 Bank Islam
7 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Window in Oman 2016 Meethaq Islamic Banking – Bank Muscat
8 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Window in South Africa & Botswana 2016 FNB Islamic Banking
9 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Window in Saudi Arabia 2016 Banque Saudi Fransi
10 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Window in Pakistan 2016 Bank Alfalah Islamic
11 Critics' Choice Pioneering Islamic Retail Banking Initiative Award 2016 LARIBA American Finance House – Bank of Whittier
12 Critics' Choice Upcoming Islamic Retail Bank 2016 Bakhtar Bank
13 Critics' Choice Most Improved Islamic Retail Bank 2016 Ajman Bank
14 Critics' Choice Best Emerging Islamic Retail Bank in Africa 2016 Jaiz Bank
15 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in Qatar 2016 Qatar International Islamic Bank
16 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in Africa 2016 Bank of Khartoum
17 Critics' Choice Most Promising Personality in Islamic Retail Banking 2016 Rizwan Ata
18 Critics' Choice Upcoming Shari'a Scholar 2016 Dr Abdulbari Mashal
19 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Oman 2016 Bank Nizwa
20 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Kenya 2016 Gulf African Bank
21 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Jordan 2016 Jordan Islamic Bank
22 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Indonesia 2016 Bank Syariah Mandiri
23 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Bangladesh 2016 Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
24 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in South Asia 2016 Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
25 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the GCC 2016 Dubai Islamic Bank
26 The Strongest Islamic Retail/Cooperative Financial Institution in the world 2016 Bank Rakyat
27 The Strongest Islamic Retail Banking Group in the World 2016 Al Baraka Bank
28 Critics' Choice Islamic Retail Banker of the Year 2016 Kashif Mohammed Naeem
29 IRBA Excellence Award for Advocacy 2016 Dr Yahia Abdul-Rahman
30 Islamic Retail Banking Leadership Award 2016 H.E. Musa A. Shihadeh
S.No. Award Category Winner
1 Islamic Retail Banking Leadership Award 2015 Hussain Al Qemzi – Group CEO of Noor Investment Group LLC and CEO of Noor Bank PJSC
2 IRBA CEO of the Year 2015 Mohammed Qasim Al Ali – National Bonds
3 Upcoming Personality in Islamic Retail Banking 2015 Asad Batla – Head of Consumer Banking, Bank Nizwa
4 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the Asia-Pacific 2015 Bank Rakyat
5 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in the GCC 2015 Dubai Islamic Bank
6 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Bahrain 2015 Bahrain Islamic Bank
7 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Kenya 2015 Gulf African Bank
8 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Malaysia 2015 Bank Islam Malaysia
9 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Oman 2015 Bank Nizwa
10 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Pakistan 2015 Bank Alfalah Islamic
11 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Saudi Arabia 2015 Bank Albilad
12 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in South Africa 2015 FNB Islamic Banking
13 The Strongest Islamic Retail Bank in Sudan 2015 Al Salam Bank Sudan
14 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Group 2015 Standard Chartered Saadiq
15 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in Jordan 2015 Jordan Islamic Bank
16 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Banking Solution Provider 2015 International Turnkey Systems
17 Best Islamic Retail Banking Product of the Year 2015 Al Mukhtar Account – Habib Bank Limited
18 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in Saudi Arabia 2015 Bank AlJazira
19 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in Sudan 2015 Bank of Khartoum
20 Best Islamic Credit Card 2015 Power Credit Card – Ajman Bank
21 Critics' Choice Best Non-Bank Islamic Retail Finance Institution 2015 Aseel Islamic Finance
22 Critics' Choice Best Islamic Retail Bank in the UAE 2015 Noor Bank
23 Islamic Banking R&D Award 2015 Dubai Centre for Islamic Banking & Finance – HBMSU, Dubai
24 Upcoming Shari'a Scholar 2015 Mufti Aziz ur Rehman– Mawarid Finance
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1 John Carter
2 Peter Parker
3 John Rambo
4 Juna Doe
5 Alea Smith
6 Resa Parker