Recognising the best of the best under the theme ‘Rewarding Excellence’, Amana Bank Awards 2022 was recently held at Shangri-La Colombo under the patronage of the Bank’s Chairman Asgi Akbarally.
The event commenced with the recognition and felicitation of the Bank’s Founder Chairman Osman Kassim and Founder Directors Tyeab Akbarally, Harsha Amarasekera PC and Mohamed Jazri Magdon Ismail, who retired from the Bank upon completion of the maximum 9 year statutory period of holding a directorship in a Licensed Commercial Bank as per CBSL directions.
The event also had the participation of the Bank’s Senior Director Rajiv Nandlal Dvivedi and Directors representing the IsDB Group, the principal shareholders of the Bank, Mohammed Ataur Rahman Chowdury and Syed Muhammed Asim Raza, who flew from overseas to be physically present at the occasion. Others in the audience included Directors Aaron Russell Davision, Omar Kassim, Tishan Subasinghe, Mohamed Adamaly; the Bank’s CEO Mohamed Azmeer, Management Committee, Branch Managers, Award Nominees while Bank staff were invited to witness the event via a virtual platform.
The recipients of the prestigious CEO Award at Amãna Bank Awards 2022 were Mohamed Asmil Manager Acquisition Channels, Sameera Senanayake Manager Operations, Azim Rali Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Nizath Mustafa Manager Software Development and MIS, Udara Kodipilli Head Emerging Corporates Western Region and Azam Ameer Head of Business Kandy Branch. Other employees who were nominated for the CEO Award were Aadil Haniffa, Arkam Azeez, Aslam Shahabdeen, Dilan Joseph, Fawaz Ansar, Harindra Marasinghe, Imran Razick, Mushtaq Jiffrey, Nadeeka Weerasekara, Razi Giado, Rizniya Faiz, Sanjeewa Fonseka and Shakir Nawaz.
In the category of Branch Awards, the Bank’s Nintavur Branch walked away with the Gold Award for Best Overall Branchwhich was presented to Branch Manager Mohamed Nafeel while Kandy Branch was bestowed the Silver for Best Overall Branch, collected by Head of Business – Kandy Branch Azam Ameer.The Gold Award for Best Branch Central Region was won by Kuliyapitiya Branch and was accepted by Branch Manager Shiran Ibrahim, while the Silver Award was presented to Kurunegala Branch, which was collected by Branch Manager Hussain Samsudeen. The Bank’s Sammanthurai Branch was recognised with the Gold Award for Best Branch Eastern Region which was accepted by Branch Manager Siraz Mohamed while Kinniya Branch walked away with the Silver Award, received by Branch Manager Imran Bathurdeen. Amana Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer said, “Amãna Bank Awards stands evidence to our customer centric and performance driven culture where werecognize the best of the best.”
Bank’s Chairman Asgi Akbarally said, “I am honoured to have been a part of Amãna Bank Awards 2022,in celebration of the achievement of our people, whose relentless dedication and engagement has helped us reach many milestones. While congratulating all the award winners, my sincere and humble appreciation goes out to the entire Amãna Bank family.”