Thursday, January 29, 2009


Dubai, January 28, 2009: Mr. R. Seetharaman, Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank was conferred, on January 25, 2009, the prestigious HIND RATTAN AWARD 2009 for his outstanding services, achievements and contributions for keeping the flag of India high during the 28th International Congress of NRI’s in a glittering function in the presence of dignitaries at Hotel Inter-Continental The Grand, New Delhi, India. Dr. Bhishma Narain Singh – Former Governor and currently the President of NRI Welfare Society of India and Dr. G.V.G. Krishnamurthy – Former Election Commissioner and currently in the Advisory Board of NRI Welfare Society of India jointly conferred the award on Mr. Seetharaman during the gala event.
Earlier in the day at the 28th International Congress of NRIs, Mr. Seetharaman also delivered his key note speech, on “Global Financial Crisis and Opportunities for India”. Speaking at the congress Mr. Seetharaman highlighted the current global crisis, its impact on the functioning of the global economy and the economic outlook on the world economies in light of the financial crisis. Further, he also explained what the global financial crisis meant for real economies, one like India and the measures and opportunities available for India to come out strongly from it. Further, Mr. Seetharaman highlighted the policy changes that are required at a macro-economic level and financial/monetary level for India to emerge stronger.
The congress was attended by renowned bankers, industrialists, analysts, economists, regulators, scholars, legislators, educationalists etc.
Mr. Seetharaman was recently conferred with “Gullands Excellence Award 2008 for Excellence in Banking” by the UK Chapter of NRI Institute World-wide and “Brand Leadership Award” during the 17th Asia Brand Congress both in the month of September 2008, “Best CEO in Middle East Banking Industry 2008” conferred by Honourable Dominique de Villepin, Former Prime Minister of France, during the 5th Leading CEO Summit in recognition of his valuable contributions to the Banking industry in the Middle East, in March 2008, “Certificate of Appreciation” from the USA-Commercial Services attached to USA Government – Commerce Ministry in November 2007 for his tireless efforts and outstanding creativity in promoting US-Qatari trade and financial ties, “Banker of the Year” at the 2007 Banker Middle East Industry awards in recognition of his valuable contributions to the Banking industry in the Middle East in May 2007 and “Arab Asian Banker Excellence Award - 2006” at the Annual Arab Asian Forum in Singapore in September 2006.

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