Al Ansari Exchange honoured to receive prestigious Gold Category of Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

05 May 2023

Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE’s leading foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, was awarded the Gold Category of the prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) in the Finance Sector, an initiative by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Award reaffirms the company’s commitment to excellence, innovation and high standards in business operations.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the Abu Dhabi Chamber organised a ceremony to honour the winners of the 20th cycle of the Award at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi. During the event, His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, presented the Award to Rashed A. Al Ansari, CEO of Al Ansari Exchange.

The awardees of SKEA are selected following a comprehensive evaluation process under the supervision of specialised evaluation committees, which consists of a group of experts in the field of governance and institutional excellence.  The Gold Category is awarded to organisations that have demonstrated exceptional performance and achieved outstanding results in areas such as leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, operations management, workforce engagement and financial results. The evaluation procedure is based on the SKEA Business Excellence Framework, which is in accordance with international best practices and standards, such as the EFQM Excellence Model.

Rashed A. Al Ansari, CEO of Al Ansari Exchange said: “Receiving the Gold Category of the esteemed Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award is a great honour for us as it highlights our steadfast dedication to delivering exceptional services and products to our customers. Throughout the years, we have moulded our business practices to provide comprehensive financial services and dependable support to our clients, ultimately contributing to the continuous growth of the industry.”

“We would like to thank the Higher Committee of the Award for their efforts to promote organisational excellence and innovation, and drive the business competitiveness in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. This award will act as a motivation for all the team to persist in our pursuit of innovation and set higher standards for excellence and quality within the exchange and remittance field,” Al Ansari added.

The Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award is a highly regarded national award and one of the most prestigious accolades in the UAE that recognises organisations that have demonstrated exceptional levels of quality, innovation and customer service in a wide range of business areas. The winners of the SKEA are regarded as leaders in their respective industries and serve as models for other organisations in order to promote excellence and quality in the UAE and contribute to the country’s economic growth and development.

Al Ansari Exchange has been at the forefront of the UAE’s money exchange and remittance services industry for over 60 years. The company has a strong track record of delivering innovative solutions and has been recognised for its excellence and leadership by various institutions, including a Silver Category award in 2014 and an Appreciation Award in 2010-2011 by SKEA.


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