2024 SME Banking Awards And GW Platt Foreign Exchange Awards Ceremony

This year marked the second annual ceremony dedicated to joinly celebrating best in corporate foreign exchange services, in FX technology and in banking for small and emerging enterprises (SMEs). On February 20, leading bankers and corporate executives from around the world gathered again at London’s famed Glaziers Hall to share industry insights while honoring their peers for excellence in financial services. Congratulations to all the winners.

1  BTG Pactual Empresas’ Dany Gregory (l), Director SME Digital Retail Unit and Gabriel Motomura (c), Partner and Co-Head receiving the World’s Best SME Bank and the Best SME Bank in Latin America awards from Global Finance founder and editorial director, Joseph Giarraputo (r).

2  Martin Pechoucek, Head of Business Development at CSOB receiving the Best SME Bank in Central and Eastern Europe award for 2024.

3  Arab Bank’s Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Haytham Kamhiyan, collecting the 2024 Best SME Bank in the Middle East award.

4  Ecobank’s Carol Oyedeji, Group Executive Commercial Banking, accepting the award for Best SME Bank in Africa.

5  Malgorzata Sosnowska, Managing Director SME & Commercial Clients Line at BNP Paribas Bank Polska, receiving the Best SME Bank in Poland award.

6  Mete Uluyurt, Managing Director Isbank London collecting the Best SME Bank in Turkey award for 2024.

7  Citi Velocity’s team receiving 2024 World’s Best Digital FX Platform, Best Execution Algorithms, Best Data and Analytics Platform and Best Big-Picture View of Positions awards.

8   Investec’s team receiving the 2024 World’s Best FX trading platform and Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Ireland awards.

9  Remy Covarel (l), Head of Sales Emerging Markets, and Olivier Carrolaggi (r), Regional Director, EMEA, Emerging Markets at Corpay, receiving awards as the Best FX for Payments Solution and Most Innovative Non-Bank for FX.

10   Ibai Urra Magallon (l), Managing Director and Global Head of Transactional FX, and Francisco Javier del Portillo Elordi (c), Head of FX Corporate Sales at BBVA, accepting the 2024 award as World’s Best FX Bank for Corporates. 

11   Joao Leal, Business Strategy and Management at Santander, collecting the 2024 award as World’s Best FX Bank for Emerging Market Currencies.

12   Al Rajhi’s Abdulrahman Alajaji, General Manager, Treasury Group, receiving the Best FX Bank in the Middle East award.

13   Marc Viakovski, Head of Flow Trading London Global Markets at Rand Merchant Bank, accepting the Best FX Bank in Africa award. 

14   Paul Fuller (l), Head of Treasury at National Bank of Kuwait, collecting the Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Kuwait for 2024.

15   Vietinbank’s Nguyen Duc Thanh (l), Dam The Trung (c) and Nguyen Manh Khoi (r) collecting the Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Vietnam award.

16   Hana Bank’s team accepting the Best Foreign Exchange Bank in South Korea award from Global Finance’s Joseph Giarraputo.

17   Lie Lam, Executive Director, Treasury and Markets at DBS, receiving the Most Innovative Bank for FX award for 2024.

18   Banco de Credito del Peru’s Adip Numa (l), Head of Sales and Trading, and Marco Merino (c), Head, FX Trading, accepting the 2024 awards as Peru’s Best Foreign Exchange Bank and its Best SME Bank.