TAJBank and Its CEO Shine Bright at the Global Islamic Banking Awards 2023 – In a momentous celebration of excellence and innovation in the world of Islamic finance, TAJBank Limited, Nigeria’s rapidly burgeoning non-interest banking services provider, clinched the esteemed Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) 2023 for the ‘Best Sukuk Deal of the Year 2023’. This accolade underscores TAJBank’s escalating brand prestige, owing to its top-tier services that resonate both within Nigeria and on the global stage.
Adding another feather to TAJBank’s cap, the bank’s visionary CEO and Founder, Mr. Hamid Joda, was honored with the ‘Most Promising CEO of the Year 2023′ award. This illustrious ceremony, held in the vibrant backdrop of Senegal, was graced by dignitaries like His Excellency Macky Sall, the President of Senegal, and a host of international leaders and banking magnates.
GIFA, over its rich history, has celebrated the achievements of over 500 entities, be it governments, individuals, or institutions. These accolades are a testament to their invaluable contributions to the sprawling $4 trillion Islamic finance sector.
A humble and ever-gracious Mr. Joda expressed his gratitude to the GIFA leadership, stating, “We are deeply honored by this global acknowledgment. Such accolades only reinforce our commitment to continually exceed the expectations of our burgeoning customer base, ensuring we provide top-notch products and services that add immense value.”
Echoing Mr. Joda’s sentiments, TAJBank’s Executive Director and Co-Founder, Mr. Sherif Idi, emphasized the bank’s unwavering focus on its customers. He warmly noted, “Our clientele’s growing trust in TAJBank’s offerings and our ability to provide them with superior and sometimes bespoke solutions is a clear indicator that our primary interest is, and always will be, our customers.”
Reflecting on TAJBank’s recent successes, it’s worth noting the overwhelming response the bank received for its N10 billion Sukuk bond listing earlier this year on the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX). This listing witnessed an astounding 30% oversubscription, a testament to the investors’ faith in TAJBank. At the time, Mr. Joda had assured investors of the bond’s promising returns, underscoring its potential as a lucrative investment.
Commending TAJBank and other winners, GIFA Chairman, Professor Humayon Dar, lauded their resilience, innovation, and unwavering commitment. He praised their ability to make significant strides even within challenging economic landscapes.
The GIFA 2023 awards have not only spotlighted TAJBank’s prowess in the realm of Islamic finance but have also underscored the visionary leadership of its top executives. As TAJBank continues its upward trajectory, the global financial community watches with keen interest, anticipating its next big move.