DOHA: The Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) Committee has conferred the ‘Islamic Finance Personality of the year 2019’ award on Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director of QIIB.
The honour is in recognition of Sheikh Dr Khalid’s impressive leadership at the helm of one of the largest and the best Islamic banks. Also, the award is in recognition of his high stature and the great efforts he has made to enhance Islamic finance at the regional and international levels.
GIFA awards are considered to be eminent at the global stage. Previously, such awards were given to presidents, prime ministers, and other leaders and global Islamic Finance personalities in different categories.
The honouring ceremony was held in Cape Town, South Africa. The Committee honoured the President of the Republic of South Africa, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, with the 2019 Leadership Award.