First Investment Bank (Fibank) was recognised for its outstanding performance and contribution to the Bulgarian banking sector at the Company of the Year awards ceremony.
The largest Bulgarian-owned bank scooped two awards in the ‘Bank of the Year’ and ‘Employer Branding’ categories, due to its successful 2022 campaign.
Nikola Bakalov, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, accepted the ‘Bank of the Year’ award on behalf of Fibank. He said: “Fibank has strengthened its positions in the Bulgarian banking market as a customer-oriented, innovative and socially responsible company. Today you can become a Fibank customer from anywhere in the world and do your banking freely, using your mobile phone or smart watch. We have to thank the entire Fibank team, without whom none of this would have been possible. This year our bank is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and the award I am honored to receive today shows that we have followed the right path.”
The bank was also the winner of the ‘Employer Branding’ category, due to its ‘Different Employer’ campaign which took place last year. Ilona Staneva, the bank’s Marketing and Advertising director, received the award.
The Company of the Year awards aim to promote successful management models, effective business practices and adequate development of human capital, thus encouraging entrepreneurship among the Bulgarian public and supporting the startup community in the country.
Fibank also won first place in the ‘Innovative Bank of the Year’ and ‘Sustainable Development’ categories last year for its Sustainable Lady Fund.
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