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Habib Bank Zurich (Hong Kong), a Restricted Licence Bank, earns the Best Place to Work certification in Hong Kong for 2023

HONG KONG, Sept. 11th, 2023 - Habib Bank Zurich (Hong Kong) Limited, a Restricted License Bank ("HBZHK", "the Bank"), has recently been recognised as one of the best places to work in Hong Kong.

Best Places to Work (BPTW) is an international HR certification program that provides employers the opportunity to learn more about the engagement and satisfaction of their employees. The program honours those who deliver an outstanding work experience and high-quality working conditions.

Sachil Dagur, Chief Executive Office of HBZHK, said "We are so proud to receive this endorsement from BPTW, demonstrating the Bank's longstanding commitment to its colleagues, and their confidence in HBZHK as a place to excel and grow. We have tirelessly been developing and finetuning our people practices and infrastructure, building an exceptional working environment for our highly energetic and vibrant team. This recognition of our progress and success brings great personal pride. To see such confidence in our team members in their own contribution and skills, as well as their belief in the Bank's vision and direction, is a great accomplishment for all of us at HBZHK. With this self-belief and energy, there is no limit to what we can achieve".

"Our team is made up of highly capable, innovative and dedicated people, who we position at the centre of our business strategies." says Irene Lau, Head of Human Resources of HBZHK. "New joiners and long-standing employees alike have felt supported by managers, and are seeing growth opportunities. We are proud to see so much innate collaboration among our colleagues, and further fostering of inter-team relations by senior management, actively contributing to and ensuring our Bank's success. The personal connections forged through this teamwork is reflected in the findings of the BPTW assessment - demonstrating that our company values have been instilled from the top down."

The Bank received outstanding scores across several aspects of the workplace, including workplace culture, leadership, teamwork and relationships, resulting in its recognition among the employers of choice in Hong Kong. HBZHK has joined a prestigious group of companies that are committed to the highest standards for employee satisfaction, working environment, and great dedication to excellence in HR practices. The Bank is extremely proud of its achievement and will strive to continually improve its people practices, with the ultimate goal of elevating the work environment, and experiences of its internal stakeholders, customers, and society at large.

Every year, the program partners with many organizations, across different industries, to help them measure, benchmark, improve their HR practices and have access to the tools and expertise they need to deliver effective and sustainable change in their organizations.

Going forward, HBZHK's management will further evaluate its practices and continue to develop its people strategies to foster its ingrained culture of transparency and determination to succeed, providing highly effective, customised trade finance solutions to its valuable customers.


Best Places to Work is a global HR certification program recognising leading workplaces around the world. Their proprietary assessment analyses the organisation's attractiveness through a two-step process focusing on 8 Workplace factors including culture, leadership, opportunities for growth and people practices. Beside the employee survey, an HR assessment is conducted, focusing on evaluating the organisation's HR practices against the best standards.


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Habib Bank Zurich (Hong Kong) Limited, a Restricted Licence Bank ("HBZHK", "the Bank"), is incorporated in Hong Kong under the Banking Ordinance. HBZHK is a subsidiary of Habib Bank AG Zurich, a banking group with a presence across 4 continents and 10 countries.

Since its establishment in 1979, HBZHK has provided extensive, customised, end-to-end trade-finance solutions to customers, focusing on the small and medium enterprises in Hong Kong.

The Bank has developed long-standing, solid partnerships with traders and manufacturers, supporting their growth journeys. HBZHK's dedicated team has significant understanding of the region, and of the dynamic financial requirements of SMEs, offering deep knowledge and international experience.

HBZHK delivers a modern and efficient banking experience. Its comprehensive range of products and services, which include deposit, lending and trade finance solutions are easily accessible via the Bank's state-of-the-art web and mobile banking applications.


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