Maryam Al Shorafa, wins the title ‘Banking Corporate Communications & Marketing Expert of the Year and Best Retail and Commercial Bank’ for 2016 from Corporate Vision Magazine

December 15, 2016


Ajman – Maryam Al Shorafa, Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing Department at Ajman Bank announced today that she has won the title of, “Banking Corporate Communications & Marketing Expert of the Year and Best Retail and Commercial Bank” for 2016 organised by Corporate Vision Magazine. The CV magazines marketing, PR and communications award, recognizes the skill, dedication and client service in marketing, PR or communications.

Maryam Al Shorafa won the award after an online voting process to choose the Expert of the year in various fields. The award honours contributions and concrete efforts of Ms. Maryam Al Shorafa to plan and implement a distinct strategy in Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Relations, which contributed immensely to the development of strong reputation and positive image of Ajman Bank whilst supporting the Bank's vision to create a business and a brand that will become the UAE’s, and in the future, the GCC’s favourite financial brand and to achieve economic success and investment. CV Magazine has confirmed Maryam Al Shorafa’s winning the award as an appreciation of her remarkable contribution in the development and implementation of Ajman Bank's strategy in the corporate communications and marketing over the past years.

As we all know created by a highly experienced and passionate team of business experts, advisors and insiders, Corporate Vision (CV Magazine) provides discerning readers worldwide with a wealth of news, features and comment on the corporate issues of the day. Taking in everything from business strategy, expert opinion, analysis, corporate case studies, emerging trends, leadership, growth opportunities, and the challenges facing our country’s foremost business leaders, Corporate Vision is an invaluable resource for leaders and decision makers looking, not only to be informed, but to improve the way they manage their operations, staff, technology, business partnerships, and supply chains with a view to creating a more profitable and successful business.


Following the announcement about honouring Ms. Maryam Al Shorafa, Mr. Mohamed Amiri, CEO of Ajman Bank, said, " Ms. Maryam Al Shorafa represents successful leadership model at Ajman Bank, who is capable of making a difference through her career excellence in corporate communications and marketing division in the banking system, one of the most important divisions in the bank and leading financial institutions. We at Ajman Bank appreciate the choice of Ms. Maryam to be honored with the award as it represents honouring us at Ajman Bank to set us apart in the selection and recruitment of the best elements of leadership in the banking sector.


Speaking about the accolade, Maryam Al Shorafa, Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing Division at Ajman Bank, said,” Winning this title is a great pleasure and honour. The award not only represents personal success, but also confirms the success of Ajman Bank which aspires to create a trading network of banking transactions with all entities of banks and financial institutions and specialized magazines in UAE and the region and increase its esteem in the regional and international banking arena. She further added, “It is a great testament to the hard work done by our dedicated team at Ajman Bank in providing an innovative and engaging service in managing relationships with all of our financial institutions around the world”.

It is worth mentioning that Ms. Maryam Al Shorafa currently holds the position of Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager at Ajman Bank, where she joined the bank in January 2008. Prior to joining Ajman Bank she has worked with Higher Colleges of Technology – Women’s College. Ms. Maryam Al Shorafa has played a key role in leading and orchestrating the launch of Ajman Bank in 2009 and was elected as Secretary General of Ajman Businesswomen Council in 2012. Ms. Maryam Al Shorafa holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from University of Southern Queensland.