Azerbaijan’s most prestigious award for business and economic achievement, the Uğur, was awarded to FINCA Azerbaijan for its contribution to strengthening and improving the national economy through job creation, and improving the well-being of Azeri families. Award recipients are also judged on their business effectiveness, ability to support stable development in the country, and dedication to social responsibility.
FINCA Azerbaijan staff members accept the Ugur
Award for Microfinance
CEO Manish Sane said of the honor, “The word Ugur means success in Azeri, and I couldn’t be more proud of my staff for the outstanding job they’ve done to create a culture of excellence in serving our more than 140,000 clients, which has resulted in this great honor. Their hard work and dedication continue to increase our positive image in the business community, in each of the towns where we work and, most importantly, with our clients.”
FINCA Azerbaijan is the largest subsidiary in the Eurasia region, and is well known not only for its quality service, but also for its community outreach and support, focusing many of its efforts on youth, women’s issues and environmental protection. The subsidiary accounts for approximately 30 percent of the microfinance market, and boasts a loan portfolio of more than $150 million.