MEED, a primary source of business intelligence for the Middle East and organizers of the Middle East Retail Banking Conference 2010, today announced that industry veteran and Group CEO of National Bank of Kuwait will be presented with the 'MEED Leadership in Banking' special award, in recognition for his exceptional dedication and service to the Retail Banking Industry for over 50 years. Upon being conferred this honour, Ibrahim Dabdoub, Group CEO, National Bank of Kuwait said: "Over the past five decades, I have grown with the region's dynamic banking industry, having witnessed several crests and troughs as global economic and geo-political situations have changed. While it is our passion for this industry that has kept banking professionals going through it all, it's a combination of the fresh perspective and traditional farsightedness that will continue to fuel growth over the years. I would like to share this honour with my esteemed colleagues at the National Bank of Kuwait who have constantly delivered this mix.
"It is truly a pleasure to be presented with an award by MEED. They have a reputation for honoring the absolute best and for me to be considered in that category is extremely humbling," added Dabdoub.
The Banking industry veteran will accept the award at a special ceremony held at the beginning of the Middle East Retail Banking Conference 2010 on 27 September, at the Crowne Plaza on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The conference will explore the latest innovations in retail banking, to provide insights for customer attraction and retention and will host distinguished leaders and VIPs in the Retail Banking Industry.
Edmund O'Sullivan, Chairman, MEED Events said: "We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to present Ibrahim Dabdoub with an award recognizing 50 years of excellence in the banking industry. His vision, dedication and experience in response to a rapidly changing market, is an inspiration. We are honored to have him speak at the Middle East Retail Banking Conference and share his insights with us."
After the award is presented to Ibrahim Dabdoub, the conference will commence with a CEO panel on the future of retail banking.
MEED's Middle East Retail Banking Conference hosts Industry Leaders, VIPs as well as future pioneers. Regarded as a pivotal event to generate significant market intelligence and debate the predictions for future trends, it is the perfect platform to reward a man who has pursued 50 years of excellence in retail banking.