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EI wins Banking Finance Implementation Award
(MENAFN Press) Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today announced that it had won double recognition at the 4th annual Computer News Middle East ICT Achievement Awards in Dubai, with the award for 'BFSI Deployment of the Year' and the 'Future CIO of the Year'

The awards follow the successful end-to-end integration of two prominent Islamic banks, including their banking systems, channels, infrastructure, processes and people, undertaken and executed by Emirates Islamic within a record time of six months

"Innovation in banking technology is leading the way in the financial services industry today, and Emirates Islamic is at the forefront of this change," said Jamal Bin Ghalaita, CEO, Emirates Islamic. "We are delighted to receive the CNME ICT Achievement Awards, as it is a token of the industry's recognition of EI's success in planning and executing IT initiatives to best suit its customer needs.

BFSI award honours finacial sector organisations that can truly demonstrate the efficient use of information technology to create positive change within the organisation, and customise the products and services offered to customers. The award also recognises organisations in the banking and finance sector that are at the forefront of information technology. The BFSI category was heavily contested with 10 nominations from across the GCC region

Zubair Ahmed, VP, Head of IT & Business Innovation at Emirates Islamic, won the Future CIO award, an industry independent recognition, for individuals who have made outstanding contributions towards enabling businesses to serve the needs of its customers through better use of technology

Now a main fixture on the region's technology calendar, the CNME ICT Achievement Awards, are into their fourth edition, and celebrated the best and the brightest deployments of technology over the past year. Winners for the evening were picked by an expert panel of judges

About Emirates Islamic
Established in 2004, as Emirates Islamic Bank, Emirates Islamic opened its doors with the clear goal of offering discerning customers Islamic finance solutions. Combining the best in Shari'a compliant services with the strongest levels of customer care and efficiency, the bank has established itself as a major player in the highly competitive financial services sector in the UAE. Offering products and services developed in line with the highest ethical standards, Emirates Islamic gives customers the transparency they seek in a strong, honest financial partner.Emirates Islamic offers a comprehensive range of products and services across the Personal, Business and Corporate banking spectrum. Its network has expanded to reach over 50 branches and more than 100 ATMs across the UAE. In the fast growing area of online and mobile banking, the bank has the reputation as an innovator, and was the first Islamic bank to launch a mobile banking app and the first bank in the Middle East to launch an App on the new Windows 8 mobile platform.Emirates Islamic has received numerous accolades, both regionally and in the international arena, including recognition for "Best Islamic Bank, UAE" by two extremely prestigious publications, World Finance and CFI. In 2013, the bank was recognised as a "Superbrand 2013," and as the "Best Corporate Bank" in the UAE in 2013. In addition, it has also been recognised by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Business Award and Ethos Award for Best Islamic Bank for Customer Service in the UAE. These awards are recognition of the high levels of customer satisfaction as well as an acknowledgement of the bank's strong record of performance, growth and market leading banking practices.For further information please visit www.emiratesislamic.ae



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