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Bahrain’s pioneer in commercial and retail banking, BBK, recently added another success story to their list of achievements through the year 2009. Abdulkarim Bucheery, the Bank’s Chief Executive was recently awarded ‘Banker of the Year’ accolade for 2009 at the World Finance Awards.
The World Finance Awards, now in its third year, is an annual event that recognises industry leaders, individuals, teams and organisations that represent the benchmark of achievements and best practice in the financial and business world. The awards recognise individuals who have, over the course of the year, raised the standards within the banking industry with their innovative strategies and diligence towards their respective institutions.
“I am very pleased by the decision of the World Finance magazine to designate our Chief Executive, Abdulkarim Bucheery, as Banker of the Year for 2009. I would like to congratulate him on this achievement”. said Murad Ali Murad, Chairman – BBK. “This recognition by an international and reputed body reflects Abdulkarim’s accomplishments and also demonstrates the success of BBK’s vision to continue investing in talented and dedicated Bahraini executives.” he added.
Abdulkarim Bucheery, who has worked with the Bank since 2002, was appointed as Chief Executive of BBK in April 2008 and ever since his appointment, it has been his main focus to sustain and improve the competitive positioning of the Bank. His aim of raising the benchmark and quality of banking products and services across the board to create a unique position for the Bank in the local, regional and international market has been gradually taking shape as the Bank sees expansions across the Kingdom of Bahrain with new ‘Financial Malls’ being opened, new products and special services being launched to service the Bank’s VIP, Corporate and NRI clientele.
Mr. Bucheery shares the credit of this achievement by saying, “This is a proud moment not for me in particular, but for BBK and all its staff members at large and I am happy to have received such recognition for all the commitment that has been invested towards attaining a pioneer status for our Bank. Thanks to the support and loyalty of the Bank’s highly qualified employees, we were able to ensure recurring success across all platforms and enable innovative ideas take shape.”
The award handover and an interview was conducted by Hywel Jones formerly of the BBC at the media centre at the London Stock Exchange and the same can be viewed on www.worldfinance.tv