ADCB awarded Financial Institution of the Year

11 December 2011

  • ADCB awarded Financial Institution of the Year for Corporate Governance initiatives
  • Rami Raslan awarded Corporate Governance Officer Of The Year

Abu Dhabi, 11 December 2011: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ("ADCB") has been awarded "Financial Institution of the Year" at the ACC 3rd Annual International GRC & Financial Crimes Conference and Exhibition, held at the Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa in Dubai. The award was presented in recognition of the Bank's excellent initiatives in Corporate Governance, protecting stakeholders' interests and raising investor trust and confidence.

During the ceremony, Rami Raslan, Assistant Secretary to Board of Directors and Assistant Head of Corporate Governance at ADCB, was selected to receive the award for Corporate Governance Officer of the Year, recognizing him as an exceptional achiever in the corporate governance space across the region. As one of only a few Arabic speaking qualified chartered secretaries worldwide, Rami holds the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators - UK qualification, earning reputable presence in the UAE and the corporate governance community.

Simon Copleston, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Board Secretary said: "This award further demonstrates ADCB's commitment to excelling in governance. It would not have been possible without the strong guidance of the Bank's Chairman, Board and Senior Management. The full-time involvement of suitably qualified and committed professionals, such as Rami, is vital for building governance structures in a complex financial institution."

On the occasion, Rami Raslan, said: "I am very proud and honored to be nominated to this prestigious award. The credit of course goes to our Corporate Governance team and ADCB for giving me this opportunity to excel in this field."

The ACC 3rd Annual International GRC & Financial Crimes Conference and Exhibition was held to provide an un-matched comprehensive, engaging and informative learning experience with a networking opportunity for industry professionals, delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors from around the world. The Conference involved panel sessions and live dialogues from representatives from a number of MENA region jurisdictions, in addition to international experts and regulators addressing the most crucial regulatory developments and how to best comply with them.