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Barrak Al-Mattar, General Manager – Information Technology at Burgan Bank
Barrak Al-Mattar, General Manager – Information Technology at Burgan Bank

Burgan Bank’s Al-Mattar receives World CIO 200 Summit’s ‘Legend CIO’ award

Award confirms Burgan leaders’ influence on advancement of Kuwait’s banking industry

KUWAIT: Burgan Bank is proud to announce that its Information Technology General Manager Barrak Al-Mattar has been awarded the “Legend CIO” award in the “20+ years’ experience in the field” category, as part of the World CIO 200 Summit’s recognition of the most influential IT leaders in their respective industries worldwide in 2024. Announced at the Kuwait edition of World CIO 200 Summit, the prestigious award is a testament to the caliber of exceptionally qualified banking professionals and industry leaders that make up Burgan’s Executive Management team, as the bank continues to invest in visionary leaders and exemplary national talents who are actively shaping the banking and financial industry.

“It is a huge honor to receive the prestigious World CIO 200 Summit’s ‘Legend CIO’ award, considering the increasingly important role digitalization is playing in the banking scene,” Al-Mattar said, commenting on this acknowledgment. “The technology and digital transformation shift that was once a sign of forward-looking, futuristic institutions is today an indispensable necessity for survival, let alone success.

Seeing how Burgan was among the early adopters and leaders of digital transformation in the Kuwaiti banking industry, we are very proud to witness the many fruits of success and recognition that we continue to reap today. However, while these awards and recognitions reflect our unwavering commitment to advancing the industry, our greatest pride lies in serving our customers a holistically convenient and rewarding banking experience that contributes to elevating their overall quality of life.”

As the world’s largest CIO excellence program for recognizing leadership and innovation in the field of information technology, the 2024 World CIO 200 Summit roadshow is touring more than 50 countries between May 30 and September 18, gathering high-impact and pioneering IT figures across different industries who have exhibited great success in driving digital transformation, implementing strategic initiatives, and delivering business value through technology. Throughout the roadshow, the event is bringing together more than 15,000 CIOs and 500 speakers and thought leaders who, together, have the capacity to shape the global IT industry through dialogue, sharing market insights, and exploring opportunities for collaboration.

Following the conclusion of the roadshow, a total of 200 CIOs will be selected to be awarded the World CIO 200 Award at the World CIO 200 - Grand Finale. In the event of being chosen as a finalist, Al-Mattar will be set to attend the grand finale, which will take place in South Africa on September 16-18. Stemming from its organizational philosophy to be “Driven by You”, Burgan Bank continues to align its efforts with its vision to be the most modern and progressive bank in Kuwait by leading with innovation and deploying digital transformation as one of its strategic pillars of success. Under the umbrella of its digital transformation strategy, Burgan Bank has introduced numerous products and services that enhance and speed up its service delivery and guarantee the highest levels of data security.

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