Pristina – 18 August, 2021 Among the highest achieving Organizations and Leaders worldwide BKT Kosova was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the ‘Company of the Year’ category and Mr. Suat Bakkal CEO of BKT Kosova, has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for the ‘Executive of the Year’ category in the 18th Annual International Business Awards®.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2021 IBAs received entries from organizations in 70 nations and territories.

Thousands of nominations from organizations among 70 most developed countries and in virtually every industry were submitted this year in a wide range of categories. More than 260 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.


“It is an honor to receive international recognition of our efforts “Company of the Year” award and “Executive of the Year’” prestigious awards from International Business Awards®, out of the thousands of nominations from various organizations worldwide” said Mr. Suat Bakkal, Chief Executive Officer of BKT Kosova.


“These awards speak volumes about our teams’ efforts and hard work. Such awards are a showcase of notable set of accomplishments achieved through team work, and I would like to thank every single team member for their hard work and dedication to receive such prestigious global awards. It is an honor to be placed in such ranks, which is an acknowledgment of a successful Bank business model brought to Kosova. Such recognition is a testimonial for our financial performance, our enormous and steady growth, stable profitability, huge expansion in product range and innovative response to the pandemic that ensured business continuity while continuing to support customers and staff to protect their health and safety’ added Mr. Suat Bakkal.


BKT Kosova has been a pioneer in implementing numerous products and services in Kosovo market, including: Digital Account Opening, Digital Lending, Lending through third parties, and Smart Invest platform. All these efforts are aligned to be close to customers in every mode they choose, be it physically or digitally, offering all sorts of banking services and solutions. The new banking modalities introduced during the last couple of years will serve a great deal for the bank and Kosovo market to achieve its growth and development objectives during 2021 and the coming years.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at


About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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