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ABANA Achievement Award

The ABANA Achievement Award, established in 1985, is presented to outstanding individuals in recognition of significant contributions to the fields of banking, investment and financial services. The award dinner, which typically takes place in the fall, is a major, annual event for the international finance community and brings together hundreds of guests to celebrate an exemplary leader and the valuable relationships between North America and the Middle East.

Past Recipients of the ABANA Achievement Award

2016
Laurence D. Fink
BlackRock

2015
A Celebration of Women in Finance and Investment

2014
Carlos Ghosn
Renault-Nissan Alliance

2013
Hutham S. Olayan
Olayan America

2012
H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar
Emaar Properties PJSC

2011
Bader M. Al Sa’ad
Kuwait Investment Authority

2010
H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al-Jasser
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency

2009
Youssef A. Nasr
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

2008
Abdul Aziz A. Al-Ghurair
MashreqBank

2007
The Lebanese Banking System
Represented by H.E. Riad Toufic Salamé

2006
Dr. Mohamed El-Erian
Harvard Management Company

2005
Faisal Hamad Al-Ayyar
Kuwait Projects Company (Holding)

2004
Lubna S. Olayan
Olayan Financing Company

2003
Dr. Richard A. Debs
Morgan Stanley International

2002
Dr. Abdullah El-Kuwaiz
Embassy of Saudi Arabia to Bahrain

2000
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin AbdulAziz Alsaud
Kingdom Holding Company

1999
William R. Rhodes
Citigroup/Citibank

1998
Ghazi M. Abdul Jawad
Arab Banking Corporation

1997
Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz
National Bank of Egypt

1996
Dr. Khaled M. Al-Fayez
Gulf Investment Corporation

1995
Ibrahim S. Dabdoub
National Bank of Kuwait

1994
Nemir A. Kirdar
Investcorp

1993
Abdlatif Yousef Al-Hamad
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

1992
Suliman S. Olayan
The Olayan Group

1990
Abdulla A. Saudi
Arab Banking Corporation

1989
A. Robert Abboud
A. Robert Abboud & Co.

1988
Mohamed Abdul Mohsin Al-Kharafi
National Bank of Kuwait

1987
Salim Ahmed Bin Mahfouz
The National Commercial Bank