Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait Receives the Best Retail Bank – Egypt 2024

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait – Egypt (ABK-Egypt), has been recognized as the Best Retail Bank in Egypt at the prestigious MENA Banking Excellence Awards 2024 hosted by MEED International Magazine. This recognition celebrates ABK-Egypt’s excellence in retail banking and relentless pursuit of innovation, value creation and customer-centricity. The ceremony took place at Kempinski the Boulevard Hotel in Dubai, bringing together leaders and representatives of distinguished banks and firms from across the MENA Region.

Expressing his pride in receiving this title of Best Retail Bank in Egypt, Mr. Ali Marafi, Chairman of ABK-Egypt stated: “This recent achievement highlights ABK-Egypt’s commitment to setting industry benchmarks and celebrates the Bank’s unparalleled dedication to providing top-notch retail banking services and solutions in Egypt”.

Mr. Ali Marafi further explained that AKB-Egypt is constantly enhancing its business plans and operating model to ensure sustainable growth in size and profitability, affirming that the Bank is placing customers at the forefront of its priorities and is continuously working on upgrading its offerings to create value and provide exceptional service that meet their growing needs and make their lives easier.

Mr. Marafi further stated that this award is a testament to ABK-Egypt’s strong regional presence and reflects the high confidence that ABK-Egypt has gained from reputable international institutions. He added that this award complements a series of achievements by the Bank over the past years, including the “Fastest Growing Bank in Egypt” award, from International Finance Magazine in 2023 and that ABK-Egypt will continue to shine and build on its success story  over the coming years with the level of commitment of our Executive Management team and the perseverance of our employees, ensuring that the Bank consistently delivers added value to our customers and shareholders.

As another acknowledgement to the driving force behind this recognition, Mr. Khaled El Salawy, CEO & Managing Director of ABK-Egypt emphasized that this recognition reflects the unwavering commitment and hard work exerted by the team, as well as the constant efforts in expanding the Bank’s customer base and attracting new segments. We believe that the constant pursue of innovation is crucial for achieving excellence in the banking sector.

Mr. El Salawy also stated that the award recognizes ABK-Egypt’s ongoing commitment to expanding its range of products and services to cover various Governorates across Egypt, pointing out that the Bank has recently opened several new branches in 2023, equipped with the latest technology in the banking sector. This comes as part of an ambitious expansion plan and digital transformation strategy that set the Bank on the right track and ensures serving our customers better and offering them ease and convenience throughout their banking journey.

Mr. El Salawy also expressed his gratitude to MEED International Magazine for honoring ABK-Egypt at the MENA Region Banking Excellence ceremony 2024, noting that the Bank has been always keen on participating in regional events that bring together leaders from across the banking industry, convening to showcase the developments in the financial sector and celebrate the most prominent achievements in banking and fintech.

As ABK-Egypt celebrates this recognition, the Bank reaffirms its commitment to upholding the highest standards of excellence, innovation, and customer service. This recent recognition also coincides with the closing of the first quarter of the year 2024, as ABK-Egypt has recorded significant results, setting the stage for another successful year, and further solidifying its position as one of the fastest growing banks in Egypt.




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