ADCB announces winner of its Abu Dhabi Art Competition and donates AED20,000 to charity

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Published December 7th, 2011 - 07:32 GMT
During the event
During the event

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (“ADCB”) has publically announced the winner of its “ADCB Art Competition”, voted for by the general public who attended the spectacular Abu Dhabi Art 2011. Two ADCB Ambition Exhibition stands, displaying all six paintings, were set up in at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island’s exhibition center, for all visitors to Abu Dhabi Art 2011 to see, critique and judge. 

434 votes were cast for the three local artists who participated in the ADCB Art competition organised by ADCB. All three artists produced two pieces of art, one piece depicting the creative expression of ambition and the other their artistic take on the ADCB logo.  The winner, receiving over 50% of the votes (239 votes in total) throughout the four day competition, is Moones Romdhane. His prize, pledged by ADCB, is a donation of AED 20,000 to the UAE charity of his choice, The Emirates Autism Centre, Abu Dhabi. 

Martin Scott, Chief Marketing Officer at ADCB, said: “Organizing the ADCB Art competition helped us discover the hidden talents in the UAE. It also gave local artists an opportunity to present themselves to the arts community.  Abu Dhabi has invested greatly to promote the arts in the region and ADCB sees it as an opportunity to confirm, once again, its commitment towards society and ambition.” 

“Artists are known for their sensitivity and generosity. For this reason, ADCB believed that giving the winner the opportunity to nominate a charity to receive the donation from ADCB would be a valuable and meaningful prize for the winning artist” added Martin Scott. 

ADCB’s team and Moones Romdhane visited The Emirates Autism Centre to present the cheque. The Centre was delighted at the unexpected donation and showed a deep gratitude to both ADCB and Romdhane. 

The voters’ names were all entered in a raffle to win three amazing prizes. The raffle prizes were generously presented by the luxurious Qasr Al Sarab, Desert Resort by Anantara, the stunning newSt Regis Saadiyat Island Resort as well as the famous Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat.  

Background Information

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

ADCB was formed in 1985 and today after integration employs over 3,350 people from over 45 nationalities, serving approximately 590,000 retail customers and over 20,000 wholesale clients.  It is the third largest bank in the UAE and second largest in Abu Dhabi by assets, at AED 163.7 billion as at March 31st, 2010. 

ADCB is a full-service commercial bank which offers a wide range of products and services such as retail banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, cash management, investment banking, corporate finance, foreign exchange, interest rate, currency, derivative, Islamic products, project finance and property management services. 

ADCB is owned 64.8% by the Abu Dhabi Government through the Abu Dhabi Investment Council.  Its shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market. 

ADCB has won the Silver class category of The Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) for the finance sector in November, 2009.  In February 2010, ADCB won The World Finance Corporate Governance Award for “Best Corporate Governance in the UAE” and was recently named “Best Retail Bank in the UAE and GCC 2010” by The Asian Banker magazine in March 2010.

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