20/10/2017 11:01 AST

The largest Shariah bank in Malaysia and ASEAN in terms of total assets, Maybank Islamic Berhad won the Best Global Islamic Financial Institution award at the Global Finance Awards 2017 in Washington on Saturday (14/10) then.

Maybank Islamic Berhad is also recognized as the Best Global Sukuk Bank and Best Global Provider of Shariah-Compliant Short-Term Investments, as well as the Best Islamic Financial Institution in Asia Pacific and awards for Malaysia and Singapore.

The award ceremony took place in the midst of the IMF / World Bank annual meeting at the National Press Club, Washington DC on Saturday. The award was received by Maybank Group Head, Islamic Banking & Maybank Islamic Chief Executive Officer, Dato Mohamed Rafique Merican.

“We are honored to achieve recognition as the World’s Best Islamic Financial Institution, having won the Best in Asia Pacific Award for four consecutive years since 2012,” he said in a press release on Thursday (19/10).

He added that the last award is an acknowledgment of the commitment and capabilities shown by Maybank Group and Maybank Islamic in pursuing the aspirations of a major bank in Global Islamic.—Agencies


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