Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organised a get-together on the occasion of its 32nd anniversary at Muhammad Yunus Auditorium of Islami Bank Tower on March 30, 2015, Monday. Engr. Md. Eskander Ali Khan, Chairman, Executive Committe of the Bank was present in the function as chief guest. Presided over by Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Managing Director, Humayun Bokhteyar, FCA, Director, Dr. Hasan Mohammad Moinuddin, Member, Shariah Supervisory Committee, Deputy Managing Directors and Executives of the Bank were present on the occasion. Discussion and special doa were arranged in all branches and zone offices of the Bank in this connection. Islami Bank started it journey on 30 March 1983 as the first Shariah based Bank of South and Southeast Asia.
Engr. Md. Eskander Ali Khan, in his speech as chief guest said that Islami Bank has been working for economic development of the country by providing the highest investment in industry, trade and commerce. Product oriented four thousand industries including the textile and spinning, iron and steel, transport, agriculture and agro-based industries, housing and SMEs are being run with the finance of Islami Bank generating employment facilities to 25 lac people. The Bank holds the top position in the import-export and foreign exchange business. He said that the Bank is the hieghest taxpayer to the Government and more than half of fertilizers in the private sector is imported through this bank. Equipped with the modern technology, the bank has been providing better services to the customers contributing in financial inclusion of the country. He express gratitudes to the sponsors, directors, executives, officials, customers, regulators and well-wishers Bank for reaching the Bank in the present position.
Humayun Bokhteyar, FCA, said that Islam Bank has made independent to 9 million families in 18 villages of whom the most are underprivileged women. The Bank alone holds the half of islamic microfinance in the Islamic world. The Bank finances nor in any sector detrimental to Public health and the environment. Islami Bank achieved national and international awards and recgnitions due to following the culture of integrity, transparency and corporate culture in Banking operations. Islami Bank has been hailed as one of the bank the best banks in the top one thousand Bank in the world.
Mohammad Abdul Mannan in his presidential address said, Islami Bank is now a symbol of confidence of millions of customers and the partner in the country's economic development. The bank has become the country's top bank in different parameters and contributing to improve the lives of people through of its 32-year productive financial services. The bank is pioneer in financing garment sector and exploitation of migrant remittance- two pillars of the country's development. He said that Islami Bank has been generating employment through providing investment to work intensive, productive, export oriented and import substitute sectors of the country .