A two day-long Business Development Conference of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited was inaugurated on 13 January 2013, Sunday, at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. Prof. Abu Nasser Muhammad Abduz Zaher, Chairman of the Bank inaugurated the Conference as Chief Guest. Presided over by Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Managing Director of the Bank the Conference was attended by Engr. Mustafa Anwar, Vice Chairman, Engr. Md. Eskander Ali Khan, Chairman, Executive Committee, Professor Dr. N.R.M Borhan Uddin, Chairman, Audit Committee as special guests. Mominul Islam Patwary, Md. Abdus Salam, FCA, FCS, Hafizul Islam Mia, Prof. Mohammed Nazrul Islam, Professor Dr. Sadrul Islam, Md. Abul Hossain, Barrister Mohammad Belayet Hossain, Directors, Mohd. Shamsul Haque, Md. Habibur Rahman, Md. Nurul Islam, Mohammed Abul Bashar, SMA Saleh, Md. Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan, FCA, A.K.M. Abdul Malek Chowdhury and Md. Mahbub-ul- Alam, Deputy Managing Directors, Top Executives, Zonal Heads and 276 Branch Managers of the Bank were present in the Conference.
The program expressed mourn at the sad demise of garments workers for blaze in different factories, 10 Bangladeshis expatriates in Bahrain & deceased by severe cold and offer Doa for the salvation of their departed souls. Professor Dr. Abu Bakr Rafique, Member Secretary, Shariah Supervisory Committee and Pro Vice Chancellor of International Islamic University, Chittagong conducted Doa Munazat.
The Bank honored Md. Abdus Salam, FCA, FCS with crest for being elected president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh.
Prof. Abu Nasser Muhammad Abduz Zaher in his Speech as Chief Guest declared a preliminary grant of food items amounting Tk. one crore for cold stricken and poor people and declared the scholarship of poor student to 800 numbers instead of existing 400. Mentionable that Islami Bank has already distributed 2,50,000 winter clothes among the cold affected people throughout the country.
Mohammad Abdul Mannan in his presidential speech thanked the executives and officers for the success of previour year and urged taking initiatives for the New Year with new dream. Mentioning the year 2013 as ‘sutainable year of development’ he expected that Islami Bank will create a milestone in banking sector. He urged Managers for strengthening Islamic Banking activities in global arena.