Dubai: An Indian banker in UAE has been named ‘Retail Banker of the Year in Middle East', a prestigious award given to global banking leaders for playing an instrumental role in transforming retail bank operations.
IIM Calcutta alumnus Suvo Sarkar, Emirates NBD General Manager for Retail Banking and Wealth Management, was awarded at the Asian Banker Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2015 recently held in Singapore.
The award function is the largest retail banking gathering in Asia.
The Retail Banker of the Year award is one of the highest forms of recognition given to a global retail banking leader for playing an instrumental role in transforming the bank's operations and also making a strong impact on the wider retail banking landscape in a country.
The honour also recognises significant achievements over the person's whole career, inspirational thought leadership towards the bank and the entire industry, and his efforts to invest in staff development.
Sarkar was awarded for his vision and determination to push the frontiers of the UAE retail banking industry to new levels through need-based innovation, digitisation, superior customer experience and other value propositions that have created a benchmark for the UAE banking sector, Emirates NBD said in a statement.
Shayne Nelson, Group CEO of Emirates NBD, said: “Under his leadership, Emirates NBD has shaped a retail proposition that is unparalleled in a competitive marketplace.”
At the awards, Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, was also named the ‘Best Retail Bank in the Middle East', ‘Best Retail Bank in the UAE', and ‘Best Automobile Lending Business'.
The Group has a leading retail banking franchise in the UAE and has operations in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Singapore, the United Kingdom and representative offices in
India, China and Indonesia.