Voting Process

The awards process is based on the following steps

Nominees

A shortlist of 6 nominees for each category is identified by an Efma Committee after the submission deadline (11th September).

Online votes

The voting period : 18th September until 29th September
Efma members and non-members from financial institutions only visiting the website are voting for the 8 standard categories (excluding Global Innovator categories).

To do so, they established a podium ranking of Gold, Silver, and Bronze, among the 6 nominees per category. (A vote from an Efma member is worth two votes compared to a non-member voter).

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

Jury – Innovation Awards Committee

The jury evaluates the Global Innovator nominees taking the following three criteria into account:

Originality:

The uniqueness of the innovation strategy in the marketplace and its potential as a game changer.

Impact:

The strategy capacity to generate a superior, long-term competitive edge and a significant return on investment.

Universality:

The strategy adaptability across different markets and countries

The rating results remain confidential.

Meet Our 2017 Judges

Ronald Zirka

Ronald Zirka

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

Garvan

Garvan Callan

Garvan Callan
Director – Strategy, Digital & Innovation
Bank of Ireland – Ireland

Ian Guy Gillard

Ian Guy Gillard
Executive Vice President
Bangkok – Thailand

Michael Koch

Michael Koch

Michael Koch
Head of Online and Mobile Banking Platform
Deutche Bank – Germany

Jean Alain Law Min

Jean Alain Law Min
Deputy Chief Executive, Head of Retail
Mauritius Commercial Bank -Mauritius

Arno von Helden

Arno von Helden

Arno von Helden
Head:Forex, Personal & Business Banking.
Standard Bank – South Africa

Indra Utoyo

Indra Utoyo

Indra Utoyo
Managing Director
Bank Rakyat Indonesia – Indonesia

Driss-Maghraoui

Driss Maghraoui

Driss Maghraoui
Head of particular and professional markets
Attijariwafa Bank – Morocco

Slava Ostrovskiy

Slava Ostrovskiy
Digital and Mobile Business Executive
Sberbank -Russia

Tom Dahlstrom

Tom Dahlstrom
Chief Strategy Officer, Member of the Executive Board
OP Pohjola -Finland

Nitin Chugh

Nitin Chugh

Nitin Chugh
Sr. Executive Vice President and Head – Digital Banking
HDFC Bank – India

Chaiwat Topitumatukhun

Chaiwat Topitumatukhun
Vice President, Branding and Digital Marketing
Bank of Ayudhya -Thailand

Yael Waizbourd

Yael Waizbourd
Head of Innovation and Fintech
Israel Discount Bank – Israel

Aleksandar Delmo

Aleksandar Delmo
FinTech Strategy & Equity Investments
UniCredit Bank – Italy

Eddie Humphreys

Eddie Humphrey
Head of Home Buyer Propositions
AIB – Ireland

Tolga Ulutas

Tolga Ulutas
Executive Vice President
Akbank -Turkey

Mahdi Kilani

Mahdi Kilani
Head of Business Banking
Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank – UAE

Masato Kaneda

Masato kaneda
Joint General Manger, Digital Innovation Dept.
Mizuho – Japan

Marazia-Marco

Marco Marazia

Marco Marazia
Commercial and Bank Director
Widiba – Italy

Mathieu Staniulis

Mathieu Staniulis
Senior Director, Client Segments and Member and Client Experience
Desjardins – Canada

Koen Vierendeels

Koen Vierendeels
Head of BU Policy & Support
KBC – Belgium

Matteo Rossanigo

Matteo Rossanigo
Group Digital & Innovation Manager
Mediobanca Group – Italy

Amran Hassan

Amran Hassan
Innovation
Maybank – Malaysia

Olugbenga Adams

Olugbenga Adams

Olugbenga Adams
Head, Digital & Transaction Banking Group
Sterling Bank – Nigeria

Todd Roberts

Todd Roberts
SVP Enterprise Innovation and Payments
CIBC – Canada

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

Marcelo Frontini

Marcelo Frontini

Marcelo Frontini
Director of Innovation
Banco Bradesco

Sigga

Sigridur Sigurdardottir

Sigridur Sigurdardottir
Chief Customer and Innovation Officer
Santander – United Kingdom

Sotiris Sirmakezis

Sotiris Sirmakezis

Sotiris Sirmakezis
Group Chief Digital Officer
Eurobank Greece

Supaneewan Chutrakul

Supaneewan Chutrakul
Senior First Vice President – Consumer Segment Management Department Retail Business Division
Kasikornbank – Thailand

Didier Richter

Didier Richter

Didier Richter
Head of Digital Banking
BILLuxembourg

Jayash Patel

Jayash Patel
Head of Liv. Digital Bank
Emirates NBD -United Arab Emirates

Nikoloz Kurdiani

Nikoloz Kurdiani

Nikoloz Kurdiani
Deputy CEO
TBC BankGeorgia

Pamela Babuscakova

Pamela Babuscakova

Pamela Babuscakova
Head of Research and Development
Tatra BankaSlovakia

Andres Wolberg-Stok

Andres Wolberg-Stok

Andres Wolberg-Stok
Global Head of Policy
Citibank – United States

Rahul Choudhary

Rahul Choudhary

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

Frank IJntema

Frank IJntema
Director of Strategic Marketing
Credit Agricole – France

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

Morten_Moller

Morten Moller Madsen

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

Emre_Ergun

Emre Ergun

Emre Ergun
Head of Payment systems, Marketing, Contact Center and Customer Experience
TEB – 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

arno_walter

Arno Walter

Arno Walter
CEO
Comdirect – Germany

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

Lionel Derteano

Lionel Derteano
Vice President 
Banco del Credito del Peru – Peru

Gurhan Cam

Gurhan Cam
Deputy CDO & President to Innovation Committee
Denizbank – Turkey

Herbert Auinger

Herbert Auinger
Retail Strategy & Products
Raiffeisen Bank – Austria

Peggy Van De Plassche

Peggy Van Den Plassche

Peggy Van Den Plassche
Vice President, Innovation Engagement
Canadian Imperial Bank of CommerceCanada

Chainarong Eursithichai

Chainarong Eursithichai
Executive Vice President
Krungthai – Thailand

Mudassar Aqil

Mudassar Aqil

Mudassar Aqil
Chief Executive Officer
Finca Microfinance Bank Pakistan

Leigh Angus

Leigh Angus
Head of Innovation and Commercialisation
ASB – New Zeland