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18-Oct-2017
Bank Asia Vice Chairman A M Nurul Islam Anu passes away

A M Nurul Islam Anu, Vice Chairman of Bank Asia passed away on Wednesday (18 October 2017) at United Hospital, Gulshan, Dhaka. He was 78. He left behind two sons and a host of friends and well-wishers to mourn his death.



A M Nurul Islam Anu was born on December 14, 1939 in a respectable Muslim family of Sirajdikhan Upazila in Munshigonj district. After completion his education, he started his career as a teacher of University of Dhaka in 1961. Later, he joined in Pakistan Civil Service (CSP) in 1963. In Bangladesh Government, he held important assignments, including Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Joint Secretary to the President of Bangladesh. He had extensive exposure on international development financing issues while working as an economic diplomat in the Washington D.C (USA). He was a Director of National Bank Ltd. and acted as Chairman of its Audit Committee. He joined the Board of Bank Asia in 2008 and acted as the Chairman of Audit Committee and subsequently as Chairman of Risk Management Committee. Nurul Islam Anu was a well-known columnist and contributed extensive in national dailies.



The Board of Directors and the Management of Bank Asia expressed their deep shock at the sad demise of A M Nurul Islam Anu. They prayed for the salvation of his departed soul and extended their deep condolence to the bereaved family members.


10-Oct-2017
Press Release

Caption: Mr. A. Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman of Bank Asia is handing over a cheque of Tk.10.00 million to National Prof. Brigadier (Retd) A Malik and President of National Heart Foundation, Sylhet Prof. Dr. MA Rakib at a simple ceremony held at National Heart Foundation office premises at Mirpur in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday (10 October, 2017) for set up of a post CCU in the hospital’s Sylhet Unit. Chairman of Fund-Raising Committee of the hospital Mr. Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder, Vice Chairman of Bank Asia Mr. Mohd. Safwan Choudhury, Directors of Bank Asia Mr. Rumee A Hossain, Mr. M Shahjahan Bhuiyan and Mr. M. Irfan Syed and President & Managing Director of the Bank Mr. Md. Arfan Ali and Director & CEO of the hospital Col (Retd) Shah Abidur Rahman are, among others, seen in the picture.


09-Oct-2017
School Banking Conference-2017 held in Munshigonj

Caption: Ms. Sayla Farjana, Deputy Commissioner of Munshigonj is seen leading a rally of school-going students prior to inauguration of School Banking Conference-2017 held at Sirajdikhan Upazila of Munshigonj district on Saturday (7 October, 2017). Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia, Mr. Md. Rezaul Karim Sarker, Deputy General Manager, Financial Inclusion Department of Bangladesh Bank, Mr. Tanvir Mohammad Azim, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Sirajdikhan and Mr. Md. Mohiuddin Ahmed, Chairman of Sirajdikhan Upazila Parisad are, among others, seen in the picture.



With an aim to increase savings trends among school-going students, district level School Banking Conference – 2017 was held in Sirajdikhan Upazila in Munshigonj district on Saturday (7 October, 2017). A total of 32 banks, led by Bank Asia, represented in the conference inaugurated by Ms. Sayla Farjana, Deputy Commissioner of Munshigonj in presence of Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia.



Mr. Md. Rezaul Karim Sarker, Deputy General Manager, Financial Inclusion Department, Bangladesh Bank, Mr. Tanvir Mohammad Azim, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Sirajdikhan, Mr. Mr. Md. Mohiuddin Ahmed, Chairman of Sirajdikhan Upazila Parisad and Mr. Md. Abnus Jahan, General Manager, Rupali Bank Limited were, among others, present. Several hundred students from different schools of the district attended the conference having slogan “Education is the best investment”. Earlier in the morning a rally of school students, led by Deputy Commissioner was brought out which paraded some section of upazila headquarters.



Representatives from different banks, local administration, teachers, guardians and local elites attended the meeting expressed solidarity to boost up school banking program in the district considering it a right for student and avenue of building financial strength for their better future.


25-Sep-2017
Bank Asia Provides Foundation Training to Officers

Caption: Md. Arafan Ali, President & Managing Director of the Bank Asia poses with the participants of 44th Foundation Training Course at the inaugural ceremony held at Bank Asia Institute for Training & Development (BAITD) at Lalmatia, Dhaka on Monday (25 September, 2017). Mian Quamrul Hasan Chowdhury, DMD, Md. Sazzad Hossain, Head of ICCD, K.S. Nazmul Hasan, Head of PMD, Md. Azharul Islam, Head of Training, Golam Gaffar Imtiaz Chowdhury, HOB, Lalmatia Branch &. Sujit Kumer Sen, AVP, are also seen in the picture.



Bank Asia kicked off a month long Foundation Training for its 51 (Fifty One) officers aiming to improve their professional efficiency. Mr. Md. Arafan Ali, President & Managing Director of the Bank inaugurated the 44th Foundation Training Course at Bank Asia Institute for Training & Development (BAITD) at Lalmatia in the capital city Dhaka on Monday (25 September, 2017). Mr. Mian Quamrul Hasan Chowdhury, DMD SB&S, Mr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Head of Internal Control and Compliance Division, Mr. K.S. Nazmul Hasan, Head of People Management Division, Mr. Md. Azharul Islam, Head of Training, BAITD, Mr. Golam Gaffar Imtiaz Chowdhury, HOB, Lalmatia & Mr. Sujit Kumer Sen, AVP, BAITD were present.



Bank Asia puts the highest importance on training so as to augment knowledge and skills on the part of personnel.


24-Sep-2017
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24-Sep-2017
BANK ASIA ORGANIZED A SEMINAR ON REPORTING OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & INAUGURATED FDI HELP DESK

Caption: Bank Asia has organized a seminar on “Reporting of Foreign Direct Investment & inauguration of FDI Help Desk” recently in the City. Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia Ltd. inaugurated the seminar as a chief guest. Mr. Mrinal Kanti Sarker, DGM, Statistics Department, Bangladesh Bank, Senior Executives of the Bank, EVP & Head of International Division- Mr. Md. Zia Arfin seen among others.



Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is an investment made by a company or entity based in one country, into a company or entity based in another country. Foreign investment plays a very vital role to move economic wheel of the country. Government of Bangladesh has taken some core strategy to attract FDI in Bangladesh. To materialize the strategy, banking industry can play an important role through proactive guidance to potentials foreign investors. Accordingly, to facilitate the potential investors, Bangladesh Bank has advised all authorized dealer banks though its circular letter no. 01 dated July 18, 2017 to set up at least one dedicated FDI Help Desk comprising of competent officials in the Head Office and or main branches in Dhaka and Chittagong. In order to comply with the instruction of Central Bank, Bank Asia has set up the FDI Help Desks at its main Branches in Dhaka & Chittagong to render the full supportive guidance and information to its existing and potential FDI customers.



Bank Asia always plays the leading role by its successful engagement in all aspects of the national economic development.  In this light, to channel more FDI funds, the Bank has established priority help desks at every branch and especially four full time dedicated desks at four designated branches. Previously in 2014, Bank Asia formed a High Skilled FDI support team to render extended services to the FDI clients and to facilitate error free FDI reporting to the regulators. The extended value added services are- placement of skilled and well educated and trained manpower at every branch, providing entire solution to the customer under single services point, strong financial distribution channel all over the country, maintaining close connections with different promoting bodies on behalf of valued FDI clients.  



Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia Ltd. inaugurated the seminar as a chief guest. Mr. Mrinal Kanti Sarker, DGM, Statistics Department, Bangladesh Bank, Senior Executives of Corporate Office, EVP & Head of International Division- Mr. Md. Zia Arfin, Head of Branches of Bank Asia, CEO/CFO of different FDI enterprises and Foreign Exchange In-charge of AD Branches of Bank Asia were present in the seminar and opening ceremony of FDI Help Desk.  


23-Sep-2017
Bank Asia Agent Banking launches campaign Grow & Gain

Caption: Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia is inaugurating Agent Banking Customer Acquisition campaign ‘Grow & Gain’ by cutting a cake at a simple ceremony held at the Corporate Officer of the Bank at Purana Paltan in the capital city Dhaka today (Saturday, 23 Sept., 2017). Deputy Managing Directors of the Bank Mr. Mian Quamrul Hasan Chowdhury and Mr. Mohammed Borhanuddin, Senior Executive Vice President Mr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Senior Vice President Mr. AKM Mizanur Rahman, Vice President & Head of Agent Banking Division Mr. Md. Ahsan Ul Alam and Chief Executive Office of ERA Info-tech Mr. Sirajul Islam are, among other, seen in the picture.



Bank Asia Agent Banking launched customer acquisition campaign ‘Grow and Gain’ aiming to reach faster and uninterrupted service to the doorstep of rural people amid increasing number of customer and expansion of its service network. Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of the Bank rolled out the campaign program by cutting a cake at a simple ceremony held at the corporate office of the Bank at Purana Paltan in the capital city Dhaka today (Saturday, 23 September, 2017).



Deputy Managing Directors Mr. Mian Quamrul Hasan Chowdhury and Mr. Mohammed Borhanuddin, Senior Executive Vice President Mr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Senior Vice President Mr. AKM Mizanur Rahman, Vice President & Head of Agent Banking Division Mr. Md. Ahsan Ul Alam and Chief Executive Office of ERA Info-tech Mr. Sirajul Islam were, among other, present. Field level Supervisors and Team Leaders of Agent Banking Service attended the program.



At the function Mr. Md. Arfan Ali termed Agent Banking Service as an appropriate development initiative for the growth of rural economy rather than simple banking service. Under the current campaign program, he requested all to work hard and ensure acquisition of at least one lac new clients and maintain quality of service.



Later an orientation session on current campaign program was conducted.


21-Sep-2017
Bank Asia provides Foundation Training to its Officers

Caption: Mr. A Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman of Bank Asia poses with the participants of 43rd Foundation Training Course in BAITD. DMD Mr. Mian Quamrul Hasan Chowdhury, Head of ICCD Mr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Head of HRD Mr. KS Nazmul Hasan, Head of Training Mr. Azharul Islam, Mr. Golam Gaffar Imtiaz Chowdhury, HOB, Lalmatia Branch and Mr. Sujit Kumer Sen, AVP, BAITD are, among others, seen in the picture.



Bank Asia provided a month-long 43rd Foundation Training to its 41 (Forty One) officers in an effort to improve their professional efficiency. Chairman of Bank Asia Mr. A Rouf Chowdhury handed over certificates among the participants in a function held at the Bank Asia Institute for Training and Development (BAITD) at Lalamatia, Dhaka today (Thursday, 21 September, 2017). DMD Mr. Mian Quamrul Hasan Chowdhury, SEVP & Head of ICCD Mr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Head of People Management Division (HRD) Mr. KS Nazmul Hasan, Head of Training Mr. Azharul Islam, Mr. Golam Gaffar Imtiaz Chowdhury, VP & HOB, Lalmatia Branch and Mr. Sujit Kumer Sen, AVP, BAITD were present.



Bank Asia puts the highest importance on training so as to augment knowledge and skills of its employees.


23-Aug-2017
Press release

Caption: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is receiving a cheque of Tk.30.00 million for “Prime Minister’s Relief Fund” from Mr. A Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman and Mr. A.M. Nurul Islam, Vice Chairman of Bank Asia at a function held at the Prime Minister’s Office in the capital city Dhaka today (Wednesday, 23 August 2017) in aid of the flood victims.


21-Aug-2017
Press release

Recently Bank Asia has organized a day-long training program as a lead Bank on “Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating Financing on Terrorism” for officials of all commercial banks operating in Munshigonj District. Chief Guest Mr. Habibur Rahman Talukder, DGM, BFIU and Special Guest Mr. Mohammad Borhanuddin, DMD & CAMLCO, Bank Asia, Resource persons Mr. Mohammed MahbubAlam, JD, Ms. ShahanaFerdousi JD and Ms. Syeda Selina Akhter, DD of BFIU were present in the day long training program. Chairperson was Mr. S.M.A. Khaleque, Chief Regional Manager & DGM of Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Munshigonj of the program.   


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