Voting Process

The awards process is based on the following steps

Nominees

A shortlist of nominees for each category will be identified by an Efma Committee after the submission deadline

Vote

Efma members and non-members visiting the website will vote for the 8 standard categories (excluding Global Innovator categories). To do so, they will establish a podium ranking among the 6 nominees per category. A vote from an Efma member will be considered as two votes from non-member).

For the two special categories, an Innovation Awards Committee composed of banking executives and innovation specialists from all over the world will review all the nominees and then vote.

Originality:

the uniqueness of the idea in the marketplace and its potential as a game changer

Impact:

the innovation’s capacity to generate a superior, long-term competitive edge and a significant return on investment

Universality:

the innovation’s adaptability across different markets and countries

Meet Our 2017 Judges

Ronald Zirka

Ronald Zirka

Ronald Zirka
Director, Marketing & Retail
Banque Libano-Francaiset Lebanon

Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Chris Wood
Head of Emerging Payments, Strategy & Regulation | Nedbank Retail & Business Banking | Nedbank Limited
Nedbank South Africa

Manish Agarwal

Manish Agarwal

Manish Agarwal
Sr. Vice President – Digital Marketing & Innovation
Kotak Mahindra Bank – India

Lucas Juri

Lucas Juri

Lucas Juri
Chief Innovation Officer
Banco Supervielle Argentina

Sotiris Sirmakezis

Sotiris Sirmakezis

Sotiris Sirmakezis
Group Chief Digital Officer
Eurobank Greece

Didier Richter

Didier Richter

Didier Richter
Senior Vice President, Head of Operational Marketing & Direct Banking, Head of Digital Banking

BILLuxembourg

Nikoloz Kurdiani

Nikoloz Kurdiani

Nikoloz Kurdiani
Deputy CEO
TBC BankGeorgia

Pamela Babuscakova

Pamela Babuscakova

Pamela Babuscakova
Head of Research and Development
Tatra BankaSlovakia

Rahul Choudhary

Rahul Choudhary

Rahul Choudhary
Senior VP – Head of Corporate Banking Operations
Axis BankIndia

Mariona_Vicens

Mariona Vicens

Mariona Vicens
Director, Strategic Development and Innovation
LA Caixa – Spain

Makoto Shibata

Makoto Shibata

Makoto Shibata
Principal Analyst & Head of Global Innovation Team
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJJapan

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Morten Moller Madsen

Morten Moller Madsen
CDO/CMO, Executive Vice President
Nykredit – Denmark

Emre_Ergun

Emre Ergun

Emre Ergun
EVP, Retail & SME Banking
Fibabanka – Turkey

Paul_Cobban

Paul Cobban

Paul Cobban
Chief Data and Transformation Officer
DBS – Singapore

Joven_Hernandez

Joven Hernandez

Joven Hernandez
President
PNB Savings Bank – Philippines

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Arno Walter

Arno Walter
CEO
ComdirectGermany

Boonson_Jenchaimahakoon

Boonson Jenchaimahakoon

Boonson Jenchaimahakoon
First Senior EVP – IT
Government Savings Bank – Thailand

Francesca_Nieddu

Francesca Nieddu

Francesca Nieddu
Customer Experience and CRM
Intesa SanPaolo – Italy

Jaroslaw_Stefanski

Jaroslaw Stefanski

Jaroslaw Stefanski
Head of SME Value Added Division and Digital Ecosystem
mBank – Poland

Monika_Palczynska

Monika Palczynska

Monika Palczynska
Research and Development Manager
Alior – Poland

Mudassar Aqil

Mudassar Aqil

Mudassar Aqil
Chief Executive Officer
Finca Microfinance Bank Pakistan