Staff Reporter, Dhaka : A three-day Business Development Conference of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited was inaugurated at Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf, Sreemongal, Moulvibazar on 20 January 2023, Friday. Professor Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D, Chairman of the bank inaugurated the conference as chief guest. Mohammed Monirul Moula, Managing Director and CEO of the bank Presided over the conference. Md. Shahabuddin, Vice Chairman, Professor Dr. Md. Salim Uddin, FCA, FCMA, Chairman, Executive Committee, Mohammad Solaiman, FCA, Chairman, Audit Committee, Major General (Retd.) Engr. Abdul Matin, Chairman, Risk Management Committee, Md. Joynal Abedin, Professor Dr. Qazi Shahidul Alam, Md. Quamrul Hasan, Professor Dr. Mohammad Saleh Jahur and Mohammed Nasir Uddin, FCMA, Directors of the bank addressed the program as special guest. Muhammad Qaisar Ali, Additional Managing Director addressed the welcome speech while Md. Omar Faruk Khan, Additional Managing Director thanked the audience. JQM Habibullah, FCS, Additional Managing Director along with Deputy Managing Directors, Head Office Executives, Head of 16 Zones and Head of 394 Branches of the Bank attended the conference.
Professor Md. Nazmul Hassan, Ph.D, Chairman of the bank in his speech said that Islami Bank is working to move the country forward through quality and inclusive investment in small enterprises including national priority sectors. The people of the country have expectation from IBBL. We have to provide Client service with modern technology keeping consistency with the national and international economic situation. He provides guideline to achieve progress in remittance collection, investment and deposits of the bank. He directed the officials to ensure better quality and efficient banking services to the clients. He advised to work with utmost professionalism to maintain public trust and confidence towards Islami Bank.
Mohammed Monirul Moula, Managing Director and CEO of the bank in his speech said that Islami Bank is the trusted bank of about 2 crore clients. IBBL has been providing technology-rich banking services to customers in the country and abroad and working to build Smart and Cashless Bangladesh through its 6 thousand service units. In 2022, Islami Bank collected around one third of the country’s total remittance. The Bank conducted export business of 403 million USD in the year.
In 2022, IBBL imported the major portion of the country’s required fertilizer. He expressed gratitude to the honorable Prime Minister, various departments of Bangladesh Government, Bangladesh Bank, all the regulators, customers and well-wishers for their continuous cooperation in the prosperity and success of the bank.
Speakers in the conference said that more than 6000 industries are operating with IBBL finance. Islami Bank’s investment is the highest in the air, land and sea transport sectors of the country including shipbuilding. This bank has provided small investments to 16 lakh families in 31 thousand villages to eradicate poverty and empower women. 94 percent of its members are women. The country’s highest tax paying domestic bank has been the only bank of Bangladesh in the list of world’s top 1000 banks for the last 12 years. Besides, the bank achieved ‘Bangladesh and South Asia’s ‘Strongest Islamic Retail Bank’ and Bangladesh’s strongest bank recognition.