The "IBF Distinguished Fellow" title is a prestigious title conferred upon industry captains and leaders who are the epitome of professional stature, integrity, and achievement. The Distinguished Fellows serve as a beacon of excellence for the industry.


  • C-Suite Senior Management (e.g. CEO, CFO, COO etc); or
  • Member of a Financial Institution's Group Executive Committee or equivalent; or
  • Office-holder of an Industry Association or Industry Committee (e.g. Chairman, President)
  • At least 15 years of financial industry experience or equivalent
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership capabilities
  • Significant contribution to the industry
  • Display professional ethics and integrity

IBF Awards 2020

While IBF will continue to recognise the best in the industry this year, in this current situation, the IBF Distinction Evening will be deferred to 2021.

This year's award recipients will be recognised and announced through online and print media.

We look forward to celebrating with our 2020 and 2021 winners in person at the IBF Distinction Evening Celebration dinner in 2021. 


Look for previous years' awardees in our Search IBF Honour Roll page