Maltese Banker Daphne Ciantar is the recipient of an international prestigious Scholar Prize awarded by the London Institute of Banking and Finance. This was given in recognition of her academic achievement while completing the BSc (Hons) in Banking Practice and Management, which had a particular focus on financial crime, risk and compliance.
Ms Ciantar received the highest mark in the Advanced Based Work Learning module of the degree course, which entitled her to receive this honour.
Rob Thompson, Relationship Director at the London Institute of Banking and Finance, congratulated Ms Ciantar and commended her for her achievement while wishing her further success in her career and future studies.
President of IFS Malta, Kenneth B. Micallef, said; “I congratulate Daphne on receiving this award which she truly deserves. This positively reflects her commitment, diligence and professionalism in which she pursued her studies. It is also greatly satisfying to mention that IFS Malta assisted Daphne in her rewarding academic journey.”
The London Institute of Banking and Finance has a long-standing relationship with the Institute of Financial Services – Malta (ifs Malta), through which its qualifications are offered locally.
Ms Ciantar has been working in the financial services sector since 2007 and is currently a Senior Credit Officer within Lending Services at HSBC Bank Malta. She also holds a Foundation degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Kent and a Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Malta.
Photocaption: ifs Malta President, Kenneth B. Micallef (second right) presenting a commemorative gift to Daphne Ciantar, in the presence of Peter Calleya, ifs Malta Vice President (first left) and Rob Thompson, Relationship Director at the London Institute of Banking and Finance.