H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court presents the award to H.E. Nasser Ahmed Khalifa Alsowaidi, the Chairman of the NBAD Board
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), has won the highly prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award- Diamond Category confirming the Bank’s position as a leader in the financial industry.
H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court presented the award to H.E. Nasser Ahmed Khalifa Alsowaidi, Chairman of the NBAD Board.
“We are proud to win this prominent and coveted award. Winning the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award is a valuable recognition of the many exceptional accomplishments and contributions that NBAD has made to the development of not only NBAD but the financial services industry,” says Alex Thursby, the Group Chief Executive Officer of NBAD. “The Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award is an effective gauge of distinction and merit. The Bank’s successes have distinguished NBAD as the leading bank and company.”
Mr. Thursby adds: “The UAE sits at the heart of West-East Corridor and NBAD’s strategy is to gain a leading role in this space to promote the interest of Abu Dhabi and the UAE in this vital and rising super-region.”
NBAD’s many achievements and successes that were considered for the Award included the Bank’s annual Global Financial Markets Forum, which contributes to making Abu Dhabi the financial Gateway to MENA; NBAD’s exemplary risk management framework that have made NBAD one of the World’s 50 Safest Banks and the Safest Bank in the Middle East; NBAD i-Trade, an example of NBAD’s innovative products to create value for clients; NAFURA secure online channel for Corporates clients provides instant access; and NBAD’s partnership with the UAE Ministry of Finance to create E-Dirham payment system.
“Winning the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award is a genuine victory for NBAD and it compels us to strive for greater successes and accomplishments,” says Abdulla M.S. AbdulRaheem, the Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NBAD.
NBAD’s other successful strategies that were considered for Sheikh Khalifa Award are the NBAD Academy in developing a learning culture at NBAD; integrated Processes and Performance management through QPR system; the Bank’s strong proactive compliance culture; Key Operational Excellence initiatives; and the journey from Corporate Social Responsibility to Strategic Corporate Sustainability at NBAD.
“Excellence is an on-going journey and it is about putting best practice into action to benefit our customers and our stakeholders. We will continue to utilise the SKEA Diamond Award excellence framework as the springboard for further improvements to create great value for our customers. We will redouble our efforts to work as One NBAD Team to deliver our customer value proposition and to secure NBAD’s position in the West-East Corridor,” says Mr. Thursby.