Sustainable Banking for Palestine’s Real Economy

Sustainable Banking for Palestine’s Real Economy

Palestine’s sustainable banking leader for 62 years, Bank of Palestine (BoP) represents the future of banking with high-impact sustainable finance initiatives, gender & financial inclusion, and digital innovation. Mahmoud Shawa, BoP’s CEO, discusses the bank’s strategic commitment to sustainability and its role supporting Palestine’s economic growth and climate change goals.

Strategic Partner to West Africa’s Growing SME Sector

Strategic Partner to West Africa’s Growing SME Sector

Bridge Bank Group Côte d’Ivoire (BBG CI) has emerged as a major player in the nation’s banking industry and a supportive financial partner to the region’s economically important SME sector. Ehouman Kassi, BBG CI’s CEO, discusses the bank’s new portfolio guarantee agreement with the African Guarantee Fund and expansion of its successful SME strategy.

NBB: Leading Sustainable Banking in Bahrain

NBB: Leading Sustainable Banking in Bahrain

Bahrain’s first local bank with expanding retail and corporate markets at home and in the GCC, National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) places ESG best practices at the core of its operations and strategy. Jean-Christophe Durand, CEO of NBB, discusses the bank’s sustainability leadership and how its commitment to responsible banking strengthens its market position and alignment with Bahrain’s future economic goals.

Growing Digital Demand in Frontier Emerging Markets

Growing Digital Demand in Frontier Emerging Markets

Egypt’s fastest growing bank and the leading investment bank in frontier emerging markets, EFG Hermes has put digital innovation at the heart of its growth strategy. EFG Hermes’s Ahmed Waly, Head of Brokerage, Mohamed Fathy, Chief Information Officer and Mohamed Keshk, Corporate Product Manager, discuss the digital future of brokerage and relaunching the bank’s mobile trading app to serve increasing retail demand.

Innovating Islamic Banking

Innovating Islamic Banking

  Global Finance: How is Boubyan’s digital strategy setting a benchmark for Islamic banking? Abdullah Al Tuwaijri:  Boubyan Bank launched a multi phase strategy in 2011 with the goal of making Islamic banking modern, appealing and digital. We aren’t just ...

Join Your Customers' World

Join Your Customers' World

Social media is an indispensable marketing tool for knowing your customers. Hussein M. Ali Al-Abdulla, Commercial Bank Qatar’s Executive General Manager & Chief Marketing Officer, discusses strategies that made it Global Finance’s “Best Bank for Social Media & Marketing” for ...

Green Finance Takes Flight in China

Green Finance Takes Flight in China

BOC is rapidly scaling up its green finance businesses with an extensive range of innovative green finance products and services, including funds, wealth management, leasing, equity investments, insurance, financial advisory services, and listing and financing services for enterprises. A leader ...

Beyond Banking, Beyond Georgia

Beyond Banking, Beyond Georgia

Global Finance: How has TBC Bank been instrumental in supporting Georgia’s economic growth? Vakhtang Butskhrikidze: TBC Bank Group PLC, listed on the London Stock Exchange, is a technology-driven company with a mission to make people’s lives easier through quality services ...

Transformation for a New Market Reality

Transformation for a New Market Reality

Disruptive forces are increasingly defining Russia’s banking landscape. Amid the rapid pace of digitalisation, business models – and customer expectations – are changing. Corporate initiatives to create their own ecosystems have focused on identifying synergies and new niches, developing products ...