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NBAD Awards

NBAD is an award-winning organisation with awards and accolades in various categories over the years

Business

NBAD Business Awards recognise the bank’s business performance and financial results.

  • International Finance Magazine, Best Research House in the UAE for 2016
  • International Finance Magazine, Best Brokerage House in the UAE for 2016
  • International Takaful Awards 2016, Best International Asset Management
  • Euromoney, Best Bank in the UAE 2001, 2005, 2009,2010, 2011
  • Asian Banker, Strongest Bank Balance Sheet in the UAE 2013
  • Global Investor/isf - Euromoney, Best Asset Manager in the UAE 2011
  • The Banker Best Bank in the UAE 2004, 2005
  • Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Most Outstanding Performance Award in the UAE 2010
  • International Business Awards (Stevie Awards), People's Choice Stevie Award for Favourite Companies (Banking) 2011
  • Banker Middle East, Best Bank in the UAE 2011, Best Corporate Bank in the UAE 2014
  • EMEA Finance, Best Bank in the UAE 2008, 2009
  • S&P/Hawkamah Environment, Society, Governance, Pan Arab Index Within top 10 rated organisations since launch: 8th position in 2010, 6th position in 2011, 3rd position in 2012
  • Hawkamah – The Institute for Corporate Governance, Overall Corporate Governance Structure 2008, 2013
  • Middle East Investor Relations Society, Best Company for Investor Relations in the UAE 2009, 2013
  • Arabian Business Achievement Awards, Retail Bank of the Year Award 2009
  • International Real Estate Financing Forum 'IREF', Best Financial Institution in the UAE 2008
  • Financial Disclosures and Transparency – Bank, Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) conference 2012

Leadership

Leadership awards represent the awards won by members of our senior management team for the visionary and professional leadership practices they’ve pursued in leading NBAD to greater heights.

  • Global Investor/isf – Euromoney CEO of the year award in Middle East - Michael Tomalin, in 2011
  • Banker Middle East Lifetime Achievement Award 2010 for Michael Tomalin – CEO
  • Emirates Institute of Banking & Financial Studies Best Emiratisation CEO Award 2009 – Michael Tomalin
  • Thomson Reuters' Most Recognised International Compliance Officer 2011– John Garrett, GM & Group Chief Compliance Officer
  • Thomson Reuters' Compliance Officer of the Year 2011 – Columcille O'Donnell, Head of Group Compliance
  • ACC Conference, Dubai Corporate Governance Officer of the Year 2013 – Samer Abdelhaq, Group General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance Division
  • ITP Business Publishing Chief Information Officer of The Year, 2008
  • Computer News Middle East Magazine and Forester Middle East Chief Information Officer of The Year, 2008

Organisational Excellence

Organisational excellence awards recognise excellent business and quality practices pursued by the bank.

  • Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award Diamond Award in Financial Sector 2013
  • Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award Gold Award in Financial Sector 2004
  • Dubai Chamber – Centre for Responsible Business CSR Label 2012
  • Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award
  • Best Performance in the Finance Category 2007, 2010
  • Dubai Quality Award Appreciation – Financial Sector 2004
  • Superbrands – Excellence in Branding 2009
  • Emirates Institute of Banking & Financial Studies, Human Resources Development Award in Banking Sector 2008, 2009, 2014
  • Dubai Human Development Award for Human Resources Development 2004
  • The Middle East Quality Association 'MEQA' The Middle East Excellence Award 2008
  • Newsweek Arabic Newsweek Award of Excellence 2008
  • EMEA Finance Best CSR Programme in Middle East 2010

Corporate Products

Corporate products awards recognise the variety of innovative corporate products launched by the bank over the years.

  • Banker Middle East Awards 2016, Best Fixed Income Fund
  • Euromoney – Project Finance Deal of the Year – Dolphin Energy, Middle East Oil & Gas Deal 2009
  • Deal of the Year – Zayed University Public Project Partnership (PPP) 2009
  • Deal of the Year – Second Independent Sewage Treatment Plant as the Middle East Waste Water Deal 2009
  • Deal of the Year – Middle East Communication Company 2008
  • Deal of the Year – Middle East Refinancing Taweelah A2 (ADWEA CMS Energy) 2004
  • Deal of the Year – Middle East Power and Water Umm Al Nar, ADWEA, International Power, Mitsui, Tokyo Electric Power Company 2003
  • The Banker Deal of the Year – FIG for the Middle East Region 2010
  • Banker Middle East Best Corporate Bond Arranger 2013
  • Best Risk Management in MENA Region 2011
  • Best Investment Product – NBAD One Share Dow Jones UAE 25 ETF 2011
  • Best Regional Investment Fund 2012
  • Euroweek Best Arranger of Middle Eastern Loans 2010
  • Deal of the Year in its Emerging Market Award for US $850 million fixed-rate notes 2009
  • Global Trade Review Deal of the Year – Dolphin Energy 2009
  • Islamic Finance News Sukuk Deal of the Year – GE Capital Sukuk 2009
  • Islamic News Finance Deal of the Year – Corporate Finance 2008
  • Deal of the Year – Structured Finance 2008
  • EMEA Finance Best Cash Management Services in the Middle East 2013
  • Best Syndicated Loan House in the UAE 2010
  • Mena Fund Manager magazine, Asset Manager of the Year 2012
  • International Takaful Awards, Best Asset Management House in Middle East 2012 of the Year- Zayed University Public Project Partnership (PPP), 2009

Retail Products

Retail awards recognise the variety of innovative Retail products launched by the bank over the years.

  • Banker Middle East Best Personal Loan in the Middle East 2009
  • Smart Card Awards Best Mobile Payment Application, NBAD Arrow 2011
  • Best Pre-paid Card – NBAD Ratibi Card 2011

Technology

Technology awards recognise the variety of technology enhancements achieved over the years.

  • International Finance Magazine, Best New Mobile Application in the UAE for 2016
  • Best Payments Infrastructure Project, The Asian Banker Award 2012
  • Banker Middle East, Best Use of Technology 2006
  • Hallvarsson & Halvarsson's Best Financial Information Website in the GCC, 2010
  • KWD Web ranking, Best Financial Information Website in the Middle East, 2011
  • Datamatix Middle East e-Banking Country Award 2005
  • Arab Technology Awards, Outstanding use of IT in Financial Services Award 2005
  • ITP Business Publishing, ACN Arab Technology Award for the Banking & Finance 2008
  • Pan Arab Web Awards Academy, Strategic Banking Website in the UAE 2009

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