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Award Category Winner
GIFA Leadership Award 2019 His Excellency Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa
President of the Republic of South Africa
Islamic Finance Personality of the Year 2019 Sheikh Dr. Khalid Bin Thani Bin Abdullah Al Thani
GIFA Transformation Leader Award 2019 John Iossifidis
Islamic Banker of the Year 2019 Eqhwan Mokhzanee
GIFA Special Award (Leadership Role) 2019 Charles Haresnape
GIFA Most Outstanding Leader in Islamic Finance 2019 Stefano P. Bertamini
GIFA CEO of the Year 2019 Mohammed Ibraheem Khan
GIFA Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 Professor Dr. Normah Omar
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Islamic Financial Technology) 2019 International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS)
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Facilitation & Support) 2019 DDCAP Group™
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Education in Islamic Banking & Finance) 2019 Faculty of Islamic Economics and Finance Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA)
Brunei Darussalam
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Islamic Asset Management) 2019 SEDCO Capital
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Islamic Financial Intelligence & Ratings) 2019 Moody’s Investors Service
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Islamic Banking) 2019 Alinma Bank
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Islamic Microfinance) 2019 Zitouna Tamkeen
Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award (Institutional) 2019 Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC)
GIFA Championship Award (Islamic Asset Management) 2019 Principal Islamic Asset
Management Sdn Bhd
GIFA Championship Award (Islamic Financial Ratings) 2019 S&P Global Ratings
GIFA Championship Award (Islamic Wealth Management) 2019 Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank
GIFA Championship Award (Advocacy) 2019 Malaysian Financial Planning Council (MFPC)
GIFA Excellence Award (Islamic Finance Training & Education) 2019 Centre For Islamic Banking, Finance And Management (CIBFM)
GIFA Excellence Award for Islamic Research & Development 2019 Minhaj University Lahore
Best Islamic Banking Window 2019 FNB Islamic Banking
Best Islamic Bank for SME Banking 2019 BTPN Syariah
Best Islamic Bank 2019 Emirates Islamic
Most Innovative Islamic Banking Window 2019 Al Watani Al Islami
Best Islamic Bank for Transformation & Strategy 2019 Noor Bank
Most Innovative Islamic Bank 2019 Bank of Khartoum
Most Improved Islamic Bank 2019 AmBank Islamic Berhad
Best Wholesale Islamic Banking Award 2019 MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Best Family Takaful Award of the Year 2019 Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad
Best Islamic Leasing Fund 2019 Aircraft Leasing Islamic Fund (ALIF)
Best Islamic Finance Qualification 2019 Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) Islamic Banking
Faculty of Business and Management, UiTM
Best Islamic Microfinance Institution 2019 Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia
Best Shari’a Compliant Commodity Broker 2019 Eiger Trading Advisors Ltd
Best Islamic FinTech Programme 2019 PAYHALAL
GIFA Critics' Choice Award (Islamic Asset Management) 2019 Sentio Capital Management
Islamic Finance Advocacy Award (Capital Markets) 2019 Cagamas Berhad
GIFA Human Capital Development Award 2019 Bank Nizwa
GIFA Humanitarian Award 2019 BAZNAS
Best Non-Bank Islamic Financial Institution of the Year 2019 Siraj Finance PJSC
GIFA Advocacy Award (Islamic Asset Management) 2019 Oasis Crescent Capital (Pty) Ltd.
GIFA Special Award (Promotion of Islamic Economics and Finance in Academia) 2019 Dr. Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri
Best Islamic Project Finance House 2019 AmInvestment Bank Berhad
Best Islamic Finance Solutions Provider 2019 Silverlake Axis
Best Islamic Finance Technology Product 2019 DDCAP Group’s ETHOS AFP™
Best Islamic Wealth Management Qualification 2019 Shariah Registered Financial Planner (Shariah RFP)
Best Global Sukuk Programme of the Year 2019 Almarai Company
USD 2,000 million Trust Certificate Issuance
Programme and Debut Issuance of USD 500 million Regs Sukuk
Best Islamic Rating Agency 2019 Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC)
Best Islamic Finance Technology Provider 2019 Path Solutions
Best Islamic Fund 2019 Oasis Crescent Equity Fund
Best Islamic Balanced Fund 2019 Old Mutual Albaraka Balanced Fund
Best Islamic Fund Manager 2019 Oasis Global Management Company (Ireland) Ltd.
Best Emerging Shari'a Advisory Firm 2019 Tawafuq Consultancy
Best ESG Investor 2019 BNP Paribas Asset Management Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Best Islamic Syndicated Deal 2019 MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Best Islamic Finance Law Firm 2019 Clyde & Co LLP
Best Islamic Fund Strategy 2019 Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd
Best Islamic Savings Products 2019 Gatehouse Bank plc
Best Islamic Capital Market Award 2019 Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX)
Best Islamic Finance Training Provider 2019 Salihin Shariah Advisory
GIFA Best Micropayments and Digital Technology Award 2019 AIM Solutions Group Berhad
Best Global Zakat Distribution Platform 2019 UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund
Best Zakat Distribution Programme 2019 BAZNAS
GIFA Investors in Society Award 2019 Bank Nizwa
Best Takaful Company 2019 The Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya)
Best Islamic REIT Award 2019 Emirates REIT
Best Lead Manager for Sukuk 2019 Gulf International Bank
Emerging Islamic Asset Manager Award 2019 Kagiso Asset Management
Shari’a Authenticity Award 2019 Meezan Bank Limited
GIFA Special Award (Shari’a Advisory Role) 2019 Meezan Bank Limited
Shari’a Auditor of the Year 2019 Meezan Bank Limited
Best Islamic Finance Infrastructure Development Institution 2019 Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)
Best Research and Education in Islamic Finance & Halal Certification 2019 Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Best Emerging Leader in Islamic Finance 2019 Kashif Mohammed Naeem
Best Islamic FinTech Initiative 2019 OneGram
Best Emerging Brand in Takaful 2019 Bryte Takaful
GIFA Efficiency Award (Islamic Asset Management) 2019 Absa NewFunds Shariah Top40 ET
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance (Islamic Banking) 2019 Shaheen Suliman
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance (Risk Management) 2019 Anita Menon
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance (Shari'a Advisory Role) 2019 Kamran Khalid Sherwani
Award Category Winner
GIFA Leadership Award 2018 His Excellency Bakir Izetbegovic
Chairman of the Council of Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
GIFA Leadership Award (Country) 2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Islamic Finance Personality of the Year 2018 Mr. Musa Abdelaziz Mohammad Shihadeh
GIFA CEO of the Year 2018 Mr. Abdulmohsen Bin Abdulaziz Al-Fares
Most Outstanding Leader in Islamic Finance award for 2018 Mr. Abdulbasit Ahmad Al Shaibei
Islamic Banker of the Year 2018 Mr. Khalid Jamal Al Kayed
Best Islamic Bank 2018 Dubai Islamic Bank
Best Islamic Fund 2018 Aircraft Leasing Islamic Fund (ALIF)
Islamic Finance Advocacy Award 2018 (Capital Markets) Cagamas Berhad
Central Banker of the Year 2018 Mr. Ahmed Osman Ali
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2018 (Facilitation & Support) DDCAP Group
Best Islamic Investment Bank 2018 Gatehouse Bank
Best Islamic Wholesale Banking Solutions Award 2018 ADCB Islamic Banking
Best Emerging Islamic Capital Market Award 2018 Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX)
Best Islamic Trade Finance Institution 2018 International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
GIFA Best Halal Brand Award 2018 Brahim, Malaysia
Best Islamic Rating Agency 2018 Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC)
Islamic Finance Advocacy Award (Institutional) 2018 Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC)
Global Islamic Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance Award 2018 The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment & Export Credit (ICIEC)
Most Innovative Islamic Bank 2018 Bank of Khartoum
Best Islamic Banking Window 2018 FNB Islamic Banking
Shari’a Authenticity Award 2018 Meezan Bank Limited
Best Islamic Finance Technology Provider 2018 International Turnkey Systems (ITS)
GIFA Championship Award 2018 (Zakat Management) BAZNAS (Badan Amil Zakat Nasional)
Human Capital Development Initiative Award 2018 AIFC Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Best Islamic Wealth Management Qualification 2018 Shariah Registered Financial Planner (Shariah RFP) MFPC
Shari'a Auditor of the Year 2018 Meezan Bank Limited
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2018 (Islamic Finance Technology) Path Solutions
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2018 (Islamic Financial Intelligence & Ratings) Moody's
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2018 (Shari'a Advisory) Dar Al Sharia
Best Islamic Fund Manager 2018 Oasis Crescent
Best Islamic Fintech Product/Initiative 2018 OneGram
Best Emerging Islamic Shari'a Advisory Firm 2018 Salihin Shariah Advisory
Best Islamic Finance Solutions Provider 2018 Silverlake Group
Best Upcoming Islamic Finance Institution 2018 Siraj Finance
Best Islamic Bank for SME Banking 2018 BTPN Syariah
Best Islamic Project Finance House 2018 AmInvestment Bank
Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance (Policy Development) 2018 Mr. Alibek Nurbekov
Best Islamic Finance Qualification 2018 Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Islamic Banking UiTM
Best Shari’a Compliant Commodity Broker 2018 Eiger Trading Advisors Ltd
Best Supporting Institution of the Year 2018 Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX)
Best Islamic Trust Formation Services 2018 VG
Best Syndicated Finance Deal 2018 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)
Pioneer in Islamic ESG Fund Management 2018 SEDCO Capital
Best ESG Investor 2018 BNP Paribas Asset Management Malaysia
Best SRI Sukuk of the Year 2018 ITRAMAS Corporation
GIFA Advocacy Award 2018 (Islamic Financial Ordination) S&P Global Ratings
Best Central Bank of the Year 2018 Bank Indonesia
GIFA Championship Award 2018 (Sustainable Development Goals) Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI)
GIFA Special Award (Leadership Role) 2018 Mr. Nathif J. Adam
GIFA Advocacy Award 2018 (Islamic Financial Technology) Mr. Mohammed Kateeb
GIFA Championship Award 2018 (Islamic Asset Management) Mr. Adam Ismail Ebrahim
Eminence in Islamic Financial Criminology Research Award 2018 Accounting Research Institute (ARI) UiTM
GIFA Special Award 2018 (Promotion of Islamic Banking in SEE) Bosna Bank International (BBI)
GIFA Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 Mr. Husein-ef. Kavazović
Upcoming Shari’a Scholar in Global Islamic Finance 2018 Mr. Šukrija Ramić
Award Category Winner
Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award 2017 His Excellency Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
President of Djibouti
Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award (Country) 2017 Emirate of Dubai
GIFA Championship Award (Country) 2017 The Republic of Tatarstan
GIFA Championship Award (Regulatory) 2017 Ms. Elvira Nabuillina
Governor of Central Bank of Russia
GIFA Championship Award (Public Sector Support) 2017 His Excellency Bakhyt Sultanov
Minister of Finance, Republic of Kazakhstan
Islamic Finance Personality of the Year 2017 Adnan Ahmed Yousif
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Facilitation & Support) 2017 DDCAP Group
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Islamic Financial Intelligence & Ratings) 2017 Moody's
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Pawnbroking Services) 2017 Bank Rakyat
GIFA Market Leadership Award (Islamic Asset Management) 2017 SEDCO Capital
GIFA Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Dr. Yahia Abdul-Rahman
Islamic Banker of the Year 2017 Amr Saad Al Menhali
GIFA CEO of the Year 2017 Jamal Saeed Bin Ghalaita
Takaful CEO of the Year 2017 Datuk Ab Latiff Abu Bakar
GIFA Special Award (Leadership in Takaful) 2017 Wael Al Sharif
GIFA Special Award (Leadership Role in Islamic Retail Banking) 2017 Kashif Mohammed Naeem
GIFA Special Award (for Advocacy of Islamic Financial Criminology) 2017 Professor Dr Normah Haji Omar
Islamic Social Responsibility Award 2017 Khazanah Nasional
Best Islamic Bank 2017 Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank
Best Islamic Fund 2017 Aircraft Leasing Islamic Fund (ALIF)
Best Takaful Company 2017 Solidarity Saudi Takaful Company
Global Research Excellence in Islamic Financial Criminology 2017 Accounting Research Institute (ARI), UiTM
Best Islamic Exchange 2017 Bursa Malaysia-i
Best Islamic Microfinance Institution 2017 Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia
Best Islamic Banking Window 2017 FNB Islamic Banking
Best Islamic Fund Manager 2017 Nomura Islamic Asset Management
Best Islamic Rating Agency 2017 Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad​ (MARC)
Best Shari'a-compliant Global Equity Fund 2017 Oasis Crescent Global Equity Fund
Best Islamic Finance Technology Provider 2017 Path Solutions
Best Sukuk House of the Year 2017 AmInvestment Bank
Best Islamic Bank for SME Banking 2017 BTPN Syariah
Best Wholesale Banking Award 2017 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Best Sukuk Deal of the Year 2017 Oman $2 Billion Seven-Year Sukuk
Joint Lead Manager Alizz Islamic Bank
Best Islamic Finance Technology Product 2017 ETHIX
Global Islamic Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance Award 2017 The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment & Export Credit (ICIEC)
Best Supporting Institution of the Year 2017 Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX)
Best Islamic Finance Consultancy 2017 Karim Consulting Indonesia
Best Islamic Finance Solutions Provider 2017 Silverlake Axis
Best Islamic Trust Formation Services 2017 Volaw Group
Best Shari'a Advisory Firm 2017 Amanie Advisors
Best Shari’a-compliant Commodity Brokers 2017 AbleAce Raakin
Best Islamic Finance Education Provider 2017 Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
Shari’a Authenticity Award 2017 Meezan Bank
GIFA Advocacy Award (Islamic Financial Ordination) 2017 S&P Global
Best Islamic Financial Reporting Award 2017 Islamic Reporting Initiative (IRI)
GIFA Special Award (Micropayments and Digital Technology) 2017 AIM Solutions
Pioneer of Islamic Banking 2017 Bank Nizwa
Pioneer in Philanthropic Programmes in the Higher Education Institutions 2017 Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS), UiTM
Pioneer of Islamic Banking (Kazakhstan) 2017 Al Hilal Bank Kazakhstan
Most Innovative Islamic Bank 2017 Bank of Khartoum
Best Human Capital Development Programme 2017 MIRAS – Islamic Corporation for Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Upcoming Islamic Bank 2017 East Africa Bank
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance (Leadership Role) 2017 Siraj Yasini
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance (Product Development & Solutions) 2017 Othman Abdullah
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance (Academic) 2017 Dr. Hylmun Izhar
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance (HR & Talent Development) 2017 Farid Basir
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance (Risk Management) 2017 Tauhidur Rahman
Best Islamic Finance Case 2017 Emirates Airline Sukuk
Datuk Dr. Mohammad Daud Bakar
Award Category Winner
Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award 2016 His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of Republic of Indonesia
Islamic Finance Book of the Year 2016 Shariah Minds in Islamic Finance
Best Islamic Finance Case 2016 Agrobank Malaysia
GIFA Social Innovation Award 2016 Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional (BTPN) Syariah
Most Improved Islamic Bank 2016 Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) Syariah
GIFA Financial Inclusion Award 2016 Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Syariah
Best Islamic Bank for Treasury Management 2016 Al Baraka Islamic Bank B.S.C
Pioneering Islamic Financial Education Initiative 2016 First Global Academy
Islamic Financial Literacy and Education Award 2016 Pahang State Foundation
Pioneer of Islamic Banking Award 2016 Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
Halal Industry Development Award 2016 Halal Industry Development Corporation
Human Capital Development Initiative Award 2016 The Islamic Finance Talent Development Program (IFTDP), ICD
Islamic Social Responsibility Award 2016 Khazanah Nasional
Best Supporting Institution of the Year 2016 Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX)
Best Islamic Crowdfunding Platform 2016 EthisCrowd.com
Best Sukuk Deal of the Year 2016 Perusahaan Penerbit SBSN Indonesia Sukuk (Republic of Indonesia)
Best Islamic Finance Technology Product 2016 ETHIX (ITS)
Best Islamic Finance Training Provider 2016 The International Center for Development in Islamic Finance (ICDIF-LPPI)
Best Retakaful Institution 2016 PT. Reasuransi Syariah Indonesia (ReINDO Syariah)
Best Social Media Campaign Award 2016 Bank Syariah Bukopin
Best Microtakaful 2016 PT. Asuransi JIwa Amanah Githa Syariah
Upcoming Islamic Bank 2016 HabibMetro SIRAT
Best Islamic Pawnbroking Services 2016 Bank Rakyat Malaysia
Upcoming Shari’a Scholar 2016 Dr. Zulkifli Hasan
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance 2016 (Academic Role) Dr. Nafis Alam
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance 2016 (Leadership Role) Hizamuddin Jamalluddin
Upcoming Personality in Global Islamic Finance 2016 (Leadership in Fund Management) Ramlie Kamsari
Best Halal Industry Technology Platform 2016 Zilzar
Global Islamic Export Credit and Political Insurance Award 2016 The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC)
Best Research and Development in Islamic Finance 2016 Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Universiti Teknologi MARA
Best Islamic Trust Formation Services 2016 Volaw Group
Best Shari’a Compliant Commodity Facilitation Platform 2016 DDCAP
Best Islamic Finance Qualification 2016 Shariah Registered Financial Planner, MFPC
Best Wholesale Banking Award 2016 Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad
Best Sukuk House of the Year 2016 National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)
Best Islamic Project Finance House 2016 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)
Best Shari’a Audit Firm 2016 RAQABA
Best Islamic Finance Publishing House 2016 Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM)
Shari’a Authenticity Award 2016 Bank Alfalah Islamic
Best Islamic Banking Window 2016 Bank Alfalah Islamic
Best Islamic Exchange 2016 Bursa Malaysia
Best Shari’a Advisory Firm 2016 Amanie Advisors
Best Islamic Finance Solutions Provider 2016 Silverlake Axis
Best Islamic Finance Consultancy Firm 2016 Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)
Best Islamic Finance Law Firm 2016 Azmi & Associates
Best Islamic Finance Technology Provider 2016 Path Solutions
Best Islamic Finance Infrastructure Development Institution 2016 The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI)
Best Islamic Rating Agency 2016 Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC)
Best Islamic Microfinance Institution 2016 Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM)
Best Takaful Company 2016 Takaful Malaysia
Innovative Fund Manager 2016 Aminvest
Best Islamic Fund Manager 2016 Nomura Islamic Asset Management
Best Islamic Fund 2016 BNP Paribas Investment Partners Najmah Malaysia Islamic Fund Hilal Income
Best Islamic Bank 2016 Kuwait Finance House (KFH)
GIFA CEO of the Year 2016 Dato’ Wan Mohd Fadzmi Wan Othman
Islamic Banker of the Year 2016 Fadi Al Faqih, Bank of Khartoum
Islamic Finance Personality of the Year 2016 Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz Hong Leong Islamic Bank
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2016 (Developing Islamic Banking in Indonesia) Bank Syariah Mandiri
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2016 (Facilitation & Support) AbleAce Raakin
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2016 (Education in Islamic Banking & Finance) Islamic Business School (IBS), UUM
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2016 (Islamic Finance Technology) International Turnkey Systems (ITS)
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2016 (Islamic Financial Intelligence & Ratings) Moody’s
GIFA Market Leadership Award 2016 (Developing Islamic Banking Globally) Dubai Islamic Bank
Islamic Finance Advocacy Award (Institutional) 2016 Cagamas
GIFA Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Dr. KH Ma’ruf Amin
GIFA Special Award for Advocacy Role 2016 (Central Banker) Saeed Ahmed, SBP
GIFA Excellence Award 2016 H.E. Kairat Kelimbetov