AmBank Islamic Berhad (AmBank Islamic) was presented by Global Banking and Finance Review with the Best Islamic SME Bank Malaysia 2020 Award.
In expressing his delight on the announcement, Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group said “It is indeed our honour to be accorded the Best Islamic SME Bank Malaysia 2020 Award. This award is an affirmation of AmBank Islamic’s commitment to unlock possibilities and demonstrate unrivalled drive and commitment for our SME clients.”
“This recognition which we have received from Global Banking & Finance Review is a testament to our innovative approach to better serve our SME clients. This is manifested through amongst others the AmBank BizRACE, and in particular the AmBank Islamic Halal Quest which is a digital-based business pitching competition for SMEs which aspire to obtain Halal-certification from Malaysia’s Islamic Development Department (JAKIM),” added Dato’ Sri Abdul Hamidy Hafiz, Chairman, AmBank Islamic.
GBAF, established in 2011, is a UK-based financial portal and print magazine. GBAF Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the Global Financial community. The awards were created to recognize companies of all sizes which are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial world.
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