AmBank Islamic’s Eqhwan wins best CEO award


AMBANK Islamic Bhd CEO Eqhwan Mokhzanee is named the “Best Islamic Banking CEO Malaysia 2019” by Global Banking & Finance Review (GBAF). In addition, AmBank Islamic was also conferred the “Most Promising Islamic Bank Malaysia Award 2019”.

“The Most Promising Islamic Bank Malaysia 2019 Award is a testimony that the foundation which AmBank Islamic is built on will stand in good stead to be one of the leading Islamic banks in the future.

“I am truly humbled to be named as the Best Islamic Banking CEO Malaysia 2019. This is a tribute to the leadership and colleagues at AmBank Islamic and AmBank Group, and to our customers and other stakeholders for providing the inspiration to work tirelessly in taking AmBank Islamic to the next level,” Eqhwan said in a statement.

Eqhwan was also recently awarded the Islamic Banker of the Year 2019 Award by Global Islamic Finance Awards.

AmBank Group CEO Datuk Sulaiman Mohd Tahir said AmBank Islamic has achieved significant progress from the execution of its strategic plans, as manifested from its financial performance and resilience, diversified customer base, competitive product offerings and organisational capabilities.

“AmBank Islamic is now poised for the next level in providing sustainable and customer-centric Islamic banking and financial solutions. This award recognises AmBank Islamic’s tremendous potential to serve its customers in the continuously evolving marketplace,” he added.

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 recognise companies of all sizes which are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial world. The awards have evolved and grown to include those in Banking, Foreign Exchange, Insurance, Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, Compliance & Advisory, Corporate Governance, Brokerage and Exchanges, Project Finance, Binary Options, Investment Management, Technology, Asset & Wealth Management, Islamic Finance, Exchange Traded Funds, Real Estate, Corporate Social Responsibility and other areas.

In addition, the publications are distributed at major financial events, investment road shows and seminars which are sponsored by GBAF.