LONDON, January 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
More than 96 delegates including 45 CXOs from over 35 finance industry players across 20 countries attended the 2013 Annual Awards ceremony of the London based International Finance Magazine (IFM). Banks, insurance companies and brokerages from over 57 countries across the globe were felicitated at the glittering function held on December 18, 2013 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai.
The magazine, with a readership spread across 200 countries worldwide, plans to hold another Business Summit and Awards function in Doha, Qatar towards the second half of 2014.
IFM is also planning to launch its print edition within the next few months. With this aim in view, it has appointed veteran business and financial journalist Arjun Sen as Editor to head its editorial and content team. He is replacing outgoing Editor Christopher Atkinson.
"We are very happy to welcome Mr. Arjun Sen on board our publishing team. I am sure with his vast experience and domain knowledge, International Finance Magazine will be able to attain new heights in offering our readers highly credible news, views and analysis making it a must read for anybody who has anything to do with the world of finance," said Publisher Sunil Bhat.
"Readers can soon expect to see several new regular columns in the magazine written by expert analysts and commentators," he said.
Arjun comes with a rich professional experience of over three decades in financial journalism having served some of India's leading publishing houses and newswires. He has worked for India's largest and second largest circulated business newspapers - The Economic Times and Business Standard respectively. He has also served as Associate Editor in India's largest newswires Press Trust of India (PTI) and Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).
Apart from working as a business journalist, Arjun has also worn many other hats during his three decade-long career. He has served as an economist and researcher for Indian Chamber of Commerce, one of India's largest business and industrial lobbies and as Head of Communication and Publishing at the Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME).
Moreover, having served as Executive Editor and Chief Operating Officer of an information technology magazine Cyber Yug, Arjun is also up to speed with the fast changing world of technology. In between, he has also been Visiting Faculty teaching editing and reporting at Jadavpur University, recognised by the Government of India as one of the five centres of excellence in education in the country.
Arjun is expected to lead the International Finance Magazine to the next stage of excellence in delivering high quality content to its readers. In its endeavour to increasingly offer top-end consumers the latest information, insights and analysis, International Finance Magazine will continue to strengthen its editorial and content team under Arjun's leadership to get on board experienced new writers, analysts and commentators with domain expertise in the magazine's key focus areas - Banking, Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Islamic Banking, Trading and Technology and People. Arjun will also spearhead the magazine's print edition.
International Finance Magazine is now accepting nominations from banks and financial institutions for the year 2014. The award is one of the highest accolades offered to companies setting benchmarking standards in business value proposition, strategy around stakeholder engagement and overall customer service.
About International Finance Magazine
International Finance Magazine headquartered in London, U.K, and read in more than 200 countries is a leading destination for exploring vital ideas through original reporting, insightful analysis and engaging commentary from varying points of view, it covers capital markets, wealth management, Islamic finance and technological articles. Its audience spans mid management decision makers, CEO's, CFO's of leading international banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions. It provides a wide readership with clear and concise reports, concern for environment and highlighting the best of financial institutions and banks across all continents.
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