Amana Bank has been crowned as one of Asia’s Best Employer Brands at the recently concluded Asia Best Employer Brand Awards organized and adjudicated by World HRD Congress. This regional accolade follows Amana Bank’s previously being adjudged one of Sri Lanka’s Best Employer Brands by the same awarding body. Amãna Bank was recognized amongst many other leading corporates and conglomerates across Asia in winning this award. The award was received by the Bank’s VP – Operations Imtiaz Iqbal at a ceremony held on a virtual platform.
Commenting on the award the Bank’s Head of Human Resources Farhan Refai said “We are extremely honoured to have been bestowed with the title ‘Asia’s Best Employer Brand’, entrenching the Bank’s position as an employer of choice. We are thankful to be strengthened by a highly engaged team, who have been instrumental behind our success and achievements.”
Sharing his views the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Azmeer said “We are heartened that World HRD congress has chosen to recognise Amana Bank as Asia’s Best Employer Brand. In the backdrop of a challenging environment, we are buoyed how our 800+ passionate employees, demonstrating resilience, were committed and engaged towards our mission of enabling growth and enriching lives, for all of whom I would like to dedicate this award.”
Amana Bank PLC is a stand-alone institution licensed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange with Jeddah based IsDB Group being the principal shareholder having a 29.97% shareholding of the Bank. The IsDB Group is a ‘AAA’ rated multilateral development financial institution with a membership of 57 countries. In September 2021 Fitch Ratings Sri Lanka affirmed the National Long Term Rating of Amãna Bank to BB+(lka) with a Stable Outlook. Amãna Bank does not have any subsidiaries, associates or affiliated institutions.