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11-Jul-2017
Bank Asia Provides Foundation Training to Officers

Caption: Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia poses with the participants of 42nd Foundation Training Course at the inaugural ceremony held at Bank Asia Institute for Training & Development (BAITD) at Lalmatia in the capital city Dhaka on Sunday (9 July, 2017). Mr. Md. Zahirul Alam, Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Md. Azharul Islam, VP & Head of Training, BAITD, Mr. Golam Gaffar Imtiaz Chowdhury, VP & HOB, Lalmatia & Mr. Sujit Kumer Sen, AVP, BAITD are also seen in the picture.



Bank Asia kicked off a 23-day Foundation Training for its 40 (forty) officers aiming to improve their professional efficiency. Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of the Bank inaugurated the 42nd Foundation Training Course at Bank Asia Institute for Training & Development (BAITD) at Lalmatia in the capital city Dhaka on Sunday (9 July 2017). Mr. Md. Zahirul Alam, Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Md. Azharul Islam, VP & Head of Training, BAITD, Mr. Golam Gaffar Imtiaz Chowdhury, VP & HOB, Lalmatia & Mr. Sujit Kumer Sen, AVP, BAITD were present.



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


10-Jul-2017
Mr. Fazle Kabir, Governor of Bangladesh Bank, is handing over sanction of SME Entrepreneur Loan of Bank Asia Ltd to a client at a function held at DC Office Kishoregonj

Caption:Mr. Fazle Kabir, Governor of Bangladesh Bank, is handing over sanction of SME Entrepreneur Loan of Bank Asia Ltd to a client at a function held at DC Office Kishoregonj on Saturday (8 July 2017). The loan was sanctioned through Niyamotpur Agent Outlet, Kishoreganj. Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kishoreganj Mr. Md. Azimuddin Biswas, Deputy Managing Director of Bank Asia Mr. Md. Zahirul Alam and Head of Tarail Branch of the Bank Mr. Sarwar Khan Sumon are, among others, seen in the picture.


08-Jul-2017
Vice Chairmen of Bank Asia Re-elected

Mr. Mohd Safwan Choudhury and Mr. A M Nurul Islam Anu have been re-elected Vice Chairmen of Bank Asia at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bank held on 3 July, 2017.



Vice Chairman Mr. Mohd Safwan Choudhury is an eminent industrialist of the country. Former President of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Mr. Choudhury is the Managing Director of M. Ahmed Tea & Lands Co. Ltd, Phulbari Tea Estates Ltd., M Ahmed Cold Storage Ltd, Premier Dyeing & Calendering Ltd. and M. Ahmed Food & Spices Ltd. He also served as the Chairman of Bangladesh Tea Association. He is the President of FIVDB, an NGO providing primary education to the under privileged children. 



Vice Chairman Mr. Nurul Islam Anu, 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. Mr. Nurul Islam Anu is a well-known columnist and contributes extensively in national dailies.


08-Jul-2017
Mr. Fazle Kabir, Governor of Bangladesh Bank, is handing over sanction of SME Entrepreneur Loan of Bank Asia Ltd to a client at a function held at DC Office Kishoregonj

Caption:Mr. Fazle Kabir, Governor of Bangladesh Bank, is handing over sanction of SME Entrepreneur Loan of Bank Asia Ltd to a client at a function held at DC Office Kishoregonj on Saturday (8 July 2017). The loan was sanctioned through Niyamotpur Agent Outlet, Kishoreganj. Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kishoreganj Mr. Md. Azimuddin Biswas, Deputy Managing Director of Bank Asia Mr. Md. Zahirul Alam and Head of Tarail Branch of the Bank Mr. Sarwar Khan Sumon are, among others, seen in the picture.


03-Jul-2017
Bank Asia Declares 12% Bonus Share

Caption: Mr. A. Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman of Bank Asia is presiding over the 18th Annual General Meeting of the Bank held today (Monday, 3 July, 2017) at the Dhaka Lady’s Club in the capital city Dhaka. Vice Chairmen Mr. Mohd. Safwan Choudhury and Mr. A.M. Nurul Islam, Chairman of Executive Committee Mr. Rumee A. Hossain, Chairman of Audit Committee Mr. Mashiur Rahman, Directors Mr. M. Irfan Syeed, Mr. Md. Shahajahan Bhuiyan, Mr. Md. Nazrul Huda, Ms Farhana Haq Chowdhury and President & Managing Director Mr. Md. Arfan Ali are also seen in the picture.



Bank Asia has declared 12% Bonus Share for the year 2016 at the 18th Annual General Meeting of the Bank held today (Monday, 3 July, 2017) at Dhaka Lady’s Club in the capital city Dhaka. Mr. A. Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman of the Bank presided over the meeting. With 12% stock dividend, the paid-up capital of the Bank would increase to Tk. 9.87 billion. Vice Chairmen Mr. Mohd. Safwan Choudhury and Mr. A.M. Nurul Islam, Chairman of Executive Committee Mr. Rumee A. Hossain, Chairman of Audit Committee Mr. Mashiur Rahman, Directors Mr. M. Irfan Syeed, Mr. Md. Shahajahan Bhuiyan, Mr. Md. Nazrul Huda, Ms Farhana Haq Chowdhury and President & Managing Director Mr. Md. Arfan Ali were present.



There was a large turn-out of the shareholders in the annual general meeting. They expressed satisfaction at the overall performance of the Bank and approved the accounts for the year 2016. The meeting started in the morning with chorus of national anthem rendered by artists of Bank Asia and all the shareholders stood and lend voice to the national anthem.


03-Jul-2017
A. Rouf Chowdhury re-elected as Chairman of Bank Asia

A. Rouf Chowdhury has been re-elected Chairman of Bank Asia at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bank held on Monday (3 July, 2017). He is the main promoter of Bank Asia.



Mr. Chowdhury is an eminent businessman and industrialist of the country. He is the Chairman of Rangs Group and Sea Resources Group. He is also a Director of the Daily Star, the highest circulated English daily in the country.



Mr. Chowdhury was the President of Bangladesh Basket Ball Association for four years. He has been a member of Executive Committee for Kurmitola Golf Club for over 20 years. Mr. Chowdhury has been actively associated with many social activities.


29-May-2017
Bank Asias agent banking platform reaches GRC grants to Hatia people before cyclone falls

Rekha Begum, 50, dressed with yellowish green cotton saree was waiting in cue for cash relief at a school premise in Hatia, a remote island of Noakhali district a couple of hour before falling the cyclone storm ‘Mora’. Hailed from Laxmidia village Rekha, like others people gathered there, received Tk.5000.00 cash relief of German Red Cross (GRC), a humanitarian organization after authentication with NFC (Near Field Communication) card holding in her hand.



For the first time in Bangladesh, such kind of cash relief payment was made by Bank Asia using its agent banking digital payment platform just before fall of the natural calamity. The Bank disbursed a total of Tk.52.90 lakh to 1058 people of Hatia from morning to noon today (Monday, May 29, 2017).



“We had taken every initiatives to make the challenge a success: deployed sufficient manpower even moving additional staffs from nearby district, kept alert the Bank’s Agent at Hatia and back office staffs in Dhaka and arranged uninterrupted cash support,” described Md. Ahsan Ul Alam, Vice President & Head of Agent Banking Division of Bank Asia, adding, `We also maintained time-to-time communication with the officials concerned from German Red Cross (GRC) to streamline whole the process.” 



Mr. M Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia who introduced Agent Banking Service in Bangladesh directly supervised whole the process of humanitarian grants payment from agent banking platform as it was great challenge for Bank Asia.



Mentioned that Bank Asia team moved to the island a day before of inclement weather falls. In coordination with the volunteer organization, the payment was made from Promoda Government High School of Rajarhaola and Laxmidia Junior High School of Laxmidia village points. The island people moved to cyclone shelters after receiving the relief grants.



In March, 2017, Bank Asia and German Red Cross (Bangladesh) signed the agreement on “Grants to the beneficiaries of GRC” with an aim to disburse GRC grants to its beneficiaries in disaster-prone areas of Bangladesh. Under the agreement, the grants were transferred to respective beneficiaries’ account opened with Bank Asia Agent Banking Service as a part of financial inclusion. Each of the beneficiaries also provided NFC card to make the payment fast.



“We are happy with this payment,” said Mr. Olaf Neussner, Delegate, Forecast Based Financing



German Red Cross Office Dhaka expressing his satisfaction with new payment modalities for disaster-prone people.


25-May-2017
Agent Banking Activities and Operational Procedures

Caption: Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia poses with the participants of a program titled “Agent Banking Activities and Operational Procedures” held at Bank Asia Institute for Training & Development (BAITD), Lalmatia, Dhaka today (Thursday, May 25, 2017). Mr. Md. Azharul Islam, Vice President (VP) & Head of BAITD, Mr. Md. Ahsan Ul Alam,VP & Head of Agent Banking Division, Mr. Golam Gaffar Imtiaz Chowdhury, VP & Head of Lalmatia Branch, Mr. Sujit Kumer Sen, AVP (BAITD) and Mr. Mohammad Jasim Uddin, AVP (Agent Banking Division), are, among others, seen in the picture.


18-May-2017
Bank Asia provides Foundation Training to its Officers

Caption: Mr. A Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman of Bank Asia poses with participants of 41st Foundation Training Course in BAITD. Managing Director (Current Charge) Mrs. Humaira Azam, DMDs Mr. Mian Quamrul Hasan Chowdhury and Mr. Mohammed Borhanuddin, SEVP & Head of ICCD Mr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Head of HRD Mr. KS Nazmul Hasan and Head of Training Mr. Azharul Islam are, among others, seen in the picture.



Bank Asia provided a month-long Foundation Training to its 27 (twenty-seven) 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 at Lalamatia, Dhaka today (Thursday, 18 May, 2017). Managing Director (Current Charge) Mrs. Humaira Azam, Deputy Managing Directors Mr. Mian Quamrul Hasan Chowdhury and Mr. Mohammed Borhanuddin, Senior Executive Vice President & Head of ICCD Mr. Md. Sazzad Hossain, Head of People Management Division (HRD) Mr. KS Nazmul Hasan and Head of Training Mr. Azharul Islam were, among others, present.



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


16-May-2017
A cheque of Bank Asia's contribution handed over to Prime Minister by Bank Asia Chairman at Gono Bhaban on Monday.

Caption: Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives cheques of Tk.40.00 (Taka forty million) for the ‘Prime Minister’s Education Support Trust’ and `Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust’ from the Chairman of Bank Asia Mr. A. Rouf Chowdhury at a function held at Gono Bhaban in Dhaka on Monday (15 May 2017). Vice Chairman of the Bank Mr. A.M. Nurul Islam is also seen in the picture. Bank Asia provided the contribution as a member of Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB).


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