Awards for Excellence 2014 is awarded by The Euromoney, a UK-based financial magazine, and is a confirmation of Sampath Bank's commitment to its product offering and outstanding customer serviceto meet the growing demand for financial services in Sri Lanka.
The award was received by the Managing Director of Sampath Bank, Aravinda Perera at the awards night held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong on July 17, 2014.
Managing Director of Sampath Bank, Aravinda Perera said,"We are privileged to be the recipient of such a prestigious award that places us on par with the best global financial institutions. We are honoured to be recognized as the best among formidable competitors locally and in the region. As a game changer in the Sri Lankan banking industry, we will continue our tradition of maintaining high standards that has placed us at the top of the industry."
He added that Sampath Bank's customers had played an important role in receiving this award and thanked their loyal customers for being an integral part of the journey.
Customers have always been their first priority and Sampath Bank will always work towards providing them with the highest quality of service and continues to develop the company to support that goal both by nurturing the individuals and teams needed to get the job done and by using all the knowledge and skills that are necessary. Sampath Bank has been the recipient of a wide range of local and international awards from all sectors.
The Bank clinched the "Talent Management Award"at the National HRM Conference, presented to organizations demonstrating overall excellence in all spheres of HR and was also adjudged the first runner up overall in the A category, at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2013, the country's top most Corporate Social Responsibility award organized by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Sampath Bank is the only Sri Lankan bank to be awarded the Best Banking Group in Sri Lanka by the prestigious World Finance Magazine and the highly acclaimed "Bank of the Year" award by the "The Banker" of Financial Times Limited in London.
Euromoney's Awards for Excellence cover more than 20 global product categories, best-in-class awards in all regions and the best banks in close to 100 countries around the world, recognizing the top performing financial institutions in leadership, innovation, and momentum in respective countries. An in-depth analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, business transactions, management, credit ratings, efficiency ratios and key annual performance indicators are the basic criteria for the award.
The Magazine's long standing reputation and harsh selection process has earned credibility and wide acceptance of the award.