Mastercard Recognizes Excellence in Financial Services at Prestigious Awards Ceremony1 min read
In a glittering ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden, Mastercard, the global payment-processing giant, presented the Mastercard Excellence Awards 2023, honoring 27 exceptional entities from diverse sectors. The awards, spanning 17 categories, celebrated the recipients’ outstanding innovations and contributions to the field of financial services.
Syed Mohammad Kamal, the Country Manager of Mastercard for Bangladesh, took the stage to express the company’s commitment to advancing digital technologies and fostering inclusive growth in the country. Kamal highlighted Mastercard’s enthusiasm for the robust support received from local partner banks, fintechs, and merchants, emphasizing their pivotal role in achieving the vision of a digitally empowered domestic financial services sector.
The spotlight shone brightly on AB Bank Limited and Brac Bank PLC, both securing an impressive five awards each, making them the standout winners of the evening. Similarly, Standard Chartered Bank and Eastern Bank PLC distinguished themselves with three awards each, showcasing their excellence in the dynamic landscape of financial services.
Distinguished guests, including Atiur Rahman, former governor of Bangladesh Bank, Helen LaFave, charge d’affaires of the US embassy, and Md Sharafat Ullah Khan, director of Bangladesh Bank, graced the occasion and presented the prestigious awards to the deserving winners.
The Mastercard Excellence Awards serve as a testament to the commitment and innovation demonstrated by these institutions, contributing to the evolution of financial services in the region. The event underscored the industry’s dedication to embracing advancements and fostering a resilient and inclusive financial ecosystem.
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