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

The 2020 IBF Award recipients were recognised at an Awards Ceremony on 27 January 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the award ceremony was held with just the award recipients and the Guest of Honour presenting the awards.

Find out more about the IBF 2020 Award winners here. 


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