BRUSSELS, 22 July 2014 – Euromoney Magazine has recognised BKT, as "The Best Bank in Albania for 2014" in its annual Awards for Excellence that took place in London on July 10, 2014. This is the third consecutive time that BKT receives this highly respected award in the financial service industry. Euromoney is among the top financial publications in the world as it has been evaluating the global banking systems and asset markets for more than 20 years. CEO and Board Member Seyhan Pencabligil has also been acknowledged as "CEO of the Year in Europe" in 2012 and 2013 by EMEA Finance.
These awards recognise the successful financial management, sustainable growth in profitability and market share and also the innovative banking services provided by BKT. This is all the more remarkable in times of a difficult economic situation and slowdown in Albania.
Mr. Pencabligil emphasised during the ceremony that: "Despite the difficult economic situation in the country, we have been able to increase our market share in all business segments in line with our Bank's vision. Our efforts will be towards contributing to Albania's economy by increasing financing to individuals and companies in order to use their immense potential for fueling the growth and prosperity of the country."
The success of our member BKT also reflects upon the tradition of WSBI-ESBG to combine history, sustainability and a regional approach with innovative and modern products and services that extend finance to a large group of individuals, SMEs and the real economy.
BKT has recently featured in a News & Views interview.