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Press Release | February 2017

Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia receives the Mastercard Principle Membership License from Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Mastercard Bangladesh at a simple ceremony held at the Corporate Office of the Bank at Purana Paltan, Dhaka on Sunday (1st January 2017). Mr. Muhammed Zahirul Alam, Deputy Managing Director of Bank Asia, Mr. Gitanka D Datta, Vice President, Mastercard Bangladesh, Mr. Adil Raihan, Senior Executive Vice President & Head of Channel Banking and Mr. Ariful Islam Choudhury, Senior Executive Vice President & Head of Retail Banking are, among others, seen in the picture.

05 January, 2016, Dhaka- IPDC Finance Limited, the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981 has opened its branch in northern district of Bogra to serve the people of Bogra and adjacent areas with financial solutions at an opening ceremony at the Bogra Convention Centre, DC Banglo Road, Malotinogor, Bogra. The new branch is located at Amicus Center, 416-417 Sherpur Road in Bogra Sador, Bogra.

At this ceremony, The Chief Guest of the Ceremony, Mr. Md Ashraf Uddin, Honorable Deputy Commissioner, Bogra, Special guest Mr. Md Masudur Rahman Milon, President, Bogra Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Mominul Islam, MD and CEO, IPDC Finance Limited and Mr. A.F.M. Barkatullah, Deputy Managing Director, IPDC Finance Limited graced the opening ceremony.

“IPDC has continuously been the major driving force behind the industrial development of Bangladesh since 1981. In 2017 we have plans to open nine branch offices across the country to bring 70% of the total population under our financial hood. We are planning to bring people from remote regions Bangladesh, under our loan schemes.” says Mr. Mominul Islam, MD and CEO, IPDC Finance Limited.

In an effort to serve the ordinary hardworking people of northern region of Bangladesh under the hood of financing and also considering the tremendous demand in the financial sector, IPDC is opening a branch in Bogra. IPDC has recently changed its name from ‘Industrial Promotion and Development Company of Bangladesh Limited’ to IPDC Finance Limited. In a context of transformation IPDC focusing on the youth, women and underserved areas.



Md. Abdul Hamid Miah took the charge of Managing Director and CEO of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited. Bangladesh Bank approved his appointment following his nomination by the Board of Directors of the Bank in a meeting held at a city hotel on January 5, 2017.

Earlier, Md. Abdul Hamid Miah served Union Bank, Rupali Bank and Shilpa Bank (now Bangladesh Development Bank) as Managing Director. He started career as Research Officer at Nutrition & Food Science Institute, University of Dhaka in 1976. Later on, he worked at Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Tea Board, Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Sonali Bank and Agrani Bank in different capacities. He obtained Masters Degree in Economics from Rajshahi University and M.Sc Degree in Development Economics from Bradford University, UK.






National Bank Limited has expanded another ATM (Automated Teller Machine) under Q-cash Network at Shimanto Square Market, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. Mrs. Parveen Haque Sikder, Honorable Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Directors of the Bank has formally inaugurated this ATM booth on 19.01.2017. AFM Shariful Islam, Managing Director & CEO of National Bank Limited was present at this function. Additional Managing Directors Choudhury Moshtaq Ahmed, Md. Badiul Alam, Wasif Ali Khan and Deputy Managing Directors A S M Bulbul, Abdus Sobhan Khan, Shah Syed Abdul Bari and Md. Farid Uddin Ahmed were also present at this inaugural function.

cardholders will be able to use this ATM 24×7 days. Since the ATM is also connected to the National Payment Switch, Bangladesh (NPSB) managed by Bangladesh Bank, all the cardholders of NPSB member banks will also access to this ATM. Visa Debit Cardholders of National Bank Limited will be able to draw cash from this ATM “any time, any day” at free of charge. Towards conveying the benefits Digital Banking service to mass people, National Bank Ltd. is going to launch 9 more ATM booths very soon at Nimtoli, Bhagyakul, Sreenagar, ZH Sikder University of Science & Technology (Shariatpur), Narayangonj, Kadamtali (Dhaka), Sreemangal, Sirajgonj & Bhatiary branches.



NCC Bank Limited has signed a corporate agreement with Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden recently. Under this agreement NCC Bank’s Premium Cardholders shall get “Buy One Get One Free” facility from “Brasserie Restaurant” and “Spice & Rice Restaurant” of Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden.

In presence of Golam Hafiz Ahmed, Managing Director & CEO of NCC Bank, Khaled Afzal Rahim, Head of Cards of NCC Bank and Christoph Voegeli, General Manager of Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. Mosleh Uddin Ahmed, Additional Managing Director, Md. Fazlur Rahman & A Z M Saleh, Deputy Managing Directors of NCC Bank and Hameem Al Shariar, Assistant Director Online Marketing, Jone Kumer Gupta, Financial Controller of Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden along with other Senior Executives of both the organizations were also present on the occasion.

A training course on ‘Foundation Training for Senior Officers & Officers’ was held recently under the auspices of Pubali Bank Training Institute. Md. Abdul Halim Chowdhury, Managing Director

of Pubali Bank Ltd. graced the occasion as Chief Guest in the inaugural ceremony. Niranjan Chandra Gope, Principal of Pubali Bank Training Institute, presided over the function.

In his speech Md. Abdul Halim Chowdhury made a clarion call on all participants to foster new spirit and enthusiasm for achieving our Bank’s Vision and Mission. He reiterated on the challenging tasks for all for ensuring profitability and strength of the bank. He put forward his views on being Compliant Ethical Bank making our position excellent and envious. He made instruction to them to make all-out efforts to make proper investment of fund, to reduce classification of loan and to arrest mismanagement in the operational activities of the bank with a view to maintaining efficiency and effectiveness in all respects. He urged all Officers to work with honesty and integrity in the workplace.





The Annual Business Conference-2017 of South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce Bank Limited was held at Hotel Purbani international Ltd., Dhaka on Thursday, January 19, 2017. S.M Amzad Hossain, Chairman of the Bank inaugurated the conference as Chief Guest. Abdul Kadir Molla, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board, Anwar Hussain, Director, other honorable Directors were present on the occasion as special guests. Md. Rafiqul Islam, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank presided over the conference while Additional Managing Director, Head Office Executives and Branch Managers of the Bank attended the Conference. Chairman of the Bank called upon everybody to increase professional skill along with best customer service so that they can contribute significantly for the growth of the Bank as well as the national economy

Managers Meet -2017 of NRBCBank was held at a local Hotel in Dhaka on Thursday 12th January 2017. The Conference was inaugurated by Engr. Farasath Ali, Chairman of the Bank. Among others, the inaugural ceremony was attended by the Managing Director & CEO of the Bank Mr. Dewan Mujibur Rahman and Deputy Managing Directors Md. Shafiet Wahed and Kazi Md. Talha. All Divisional Heads and Branch Managers of the Bank were also present on the occasion.

The Managing Director congrats and thanks to all for the overall performance and seeks all out cooperation for better success in the upcoming year. He said that NRBC Bank achieved its targeted Deposit, Loan & Advance and Operating profit in the last year. He noted that the Bank made operating profit of Tk. 172 Crore in the year 2016.

Ahmed Kamal Khan Chowdhury, Managing Director of Prime Bank Limited handed over a tripartite agreement to Professor Dr. Kamrul Hasan Khan, Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) towards assistance in capacity building project of nursing faculty of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University recently. Pro Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Dr. Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed, Registrar, Professor Dr. A B M Abdul Hannan, Member Secretary, Nursing Development Committee, Dr. A. K. M. Shariful Islam of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Chief Executive Officer of Prime Bank Founda- tion, Dr. Iqbal Anwar and SEVP & Head of Public Relations Md. Moniruzzaman were also present at the ceremony

Since 2011, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Prime Bank has been assisting the Faculty of Nursing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University for capacity building. It is to be noted that Prime Bank has been instrumental in providing two expatriate Clinical Nursing Instructors for the capacity building of both students & Instructors of BSMMU Nursing Faculty.

Annual Business Conference 2017 of United Commercial Bank Limited was held on 13 January 2017 at The Palace Luxury Resort, Habigonj. Honourable Chairman of UCB Mr. M. A. Sabur graced the event as Chief Guest. Mr. Muhammed Ali, Managing Director of UCB delivered his welcome speech at the Business Conference.

Among others Independent Director & Chairman of Audit Committee Mr. Akhter Matin Chaudhury, Directors namely Mr. Shabbir Ahmed, Mr. Nurul Islam Chowdhury and Mr. Bazal Ahmed were present at the event. Moreover Additional Managing Directors Mr. M Shahidul Islam, Mr. Mirza Mahmud Rafiqur Md. Tariqul Azam, Mr. Mohammed Shawkat Jamil, Mr. Md. Sohrab Mustafa, Mr. Golam Awlia, Mr. Md. Abdul Jabber Chowdhury and Mr. Arif Quadri along with Senior Executives and 168 managers of the Bank were present at the event.

Chairman of the Bank called upon everybody to increase professional skill along with best customer service with the implementation of state of art information technology to keep the zenith position of bank in the ever changing fiscal system.

Earlier, Managing Director of the Bank also explained everybody to create mutual dignified and business friendly environment in aligned with global and local economy to ensure the continuing growth of the Bank.


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