World’s Best Bank Awards Ceremony 2013


Global Finance held its 17th annual Best Bank Awards ceremony recently at Washington’s National Press Club. Awards for Best Central Bankers, Best Islamic Financial Institutions, Best Investment Banks, World’s Safest Banks and Best Banks by country, region and globally were presented to recipients.


1 Joseph Giarraputo , publisher and editorial director, Global Finance

2 Amando Tetangco Jr. , governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

3 Albert Essien , deputy group CEO, executive director, corporate & investment banking, Ecobank

4 Diana Layfield , CEO, Africa region, Standard Chartered

5 Theodore Roosevelt , managing director, Barclays

6 Adnan Ahmed Yousif , president & chief executive, Al Baraka Banking Group

7 Arviyan Arifin , president director, Bank Muamalat


8 Mohammed Al-Omar , CEO, Kuwait Finance House

9 Luis Bentos Santos , director, Banco Santander Totta

10 Ganbold Galsan , CEO, Golomt Bank

11 Aamir Rehman , managing director, Fajr Capital Advisors

12 Petros Christodoulou , deputy CEO, National Bank of Greece


13 Antonio Bornia , vice chairman, Banco Bradesco

14 George Richani , CEO, international banking, National Bank of Kuwait

15 Adel Al-Majed , vice chairman and CEO, Boubyan Bank

16 Hashim Shawa , chairman and general manager, Bank of Palestine

17 Carlos Briceño Ríos , general manager, Banco Lafise Bancentro

18 Dr Lutz-Christian Funke , senior vice president, KfW

19 Eva Piera , managing director, institutional relations, BBVA and John Rutherford , head of project finance, BBVA