For the fourth consecutive year maib has been awarded "Bank of the Year" in Moldova title by the prestigious international publication The Banker. Maib's financial performance, innovations, adaptability to the changing economic environment, strategic relationships with customers, advances in digitalisation and the quality of customer experience were among the criteria that made the difference in the award decision.
Giorgi Shagidze, maib CEO:
”We are delighted to receive the ”Bank of the Year 2022” title from The Banker, an internationally recognized publication, a benchmark in the field. It is a confirmation of the efforts we are making to create next-level experience for our customers and a tremendous motivation to continue to achieve the ambitious strategic objectives. Winning this award for the fourth consecutive time is the credit of the entire maib team and I thank the maib employees who diligently dedicate themselves to promoting the bank's values, to serving customers at the highest level and to successfully implementing the agile way of work.”
The Banker magazine, basing on a 95-year tradition of comprehensive analysis of financial results, progress, operating results and impact on society gave maib the highest recognition by naming it "Bank of the Year in Moldova" in 2022.
Joy Macknight, editor of The Banker:
”Congratulations to maib for winning the Bank of the Year 2022 award for Moldova. The bank has robust fundamentals and continues to grow strongly, while also pursuing a digital transformational agenda that puts it in a strong position going forward.”
This year, maib was highly appreciated at the international level, being declared ”Best Bank in Moldova” and ”Best SME bank in Moldova” by Global Finance, ”Market leader” in the Corporate Banking, Digital and Corporate Social Responsibility by Euromoney and ”Best Bank in Moldova” in the opinion of EMEA Finance.
About The Banker
The Banker provides economic and financial information for the global financial sector and has built its reputation on objective and incisive reporting.
Since 1926, The Banker has been the trusted source of information about the banking industry. The publication has made its way from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to the current financial crisis with the same reputation for accuracy, authority and integrity.The Banker is the most widely read magazine and online news platform among financial-banking experts and corporate economists worldwide.
Maib is the largest bank in Moldova, with a share of 32.7% of deposits and 35.5% of loans of the entire banking system at the end of the first semester of 2022. The bank is of systemic importance, serving almost a third of the country's population. Since 2018, maib's largest shareholder is a consortium, which includes the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Invalda INVL, a leading Baltic asset management group, and Horizon Capital, a private equity fund focused on markets emerging from Europe.