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Seminar on ‘An Evaluation of Human Resources of IT Departments in Banks of Bangladesh’ held at BIBM


Written by Manager

Sunday 17th November 2019

Press Release
Dhaka, 13 November, 2019:
A half day long seminar was held at the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) on 13 November, 2019, in its auditorium. Dr. Prashanta Kumar Banerjee, Professor & Director (RD&C) of BIBM delivered welcome address. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Director General of BIBM chaired the Program.
A paper titled ‘An Evaluation of Human Resources of IT Departments in Banks of Bangladesh’ was presented in the seminar by Md. Mahbubur Rahman Alam, Associate Professor of BIBM. Other members of the research team  are Md. Shihab Uddin Khan, Associate Professor of BIBM; Kaniz Rabbi, Assistant Professor of BIBM; Md. Foysal Hasan, Lecturer of BIBM; Md. Shamsur Rahman Chowdhury, Chief Information Officer of  National Credit and Commerce Bank Ltd.

A good number of participants including senior bank executives, academicians, media representatives, faculty members of BIBM took part in the seminar.
S.M. Moniruzzaman,  Chairman of BIBM Executive Committee and Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank was present in the seminar as the chief guest. Barkat-e-Khuda, Dr.  Muzzafer Ahmed Chair Professor of BIBM & Former  Professor of Dhaka University; Helal Ahmed Chowdhury, Supernumerary Professor of BIBM & Former Managing Director of  Pubali Bank Limited; Md. Yasin Ali, Former Supernumerary Professor of BIBM; Mohammad Shams-Ul Islam,Managing Director & CEO of Agrani Bank Ltd.;  Abul Kashem Md. Shirin, Managing Director & CEO of Dutch Bangla Bank Ltd.; Debdulal Roy, Executive Director (Programming), Bangladesh Bank; Dr. Muhammad Ziaulhaq Mamun, Former Professor, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of University of Dhaka spoke among others at the event.

According to the study, a big portion of banks have been facing a lot of problems regarding IT employee management due to lack of long term vision, proper planning and initiatives, shortage of manpower and advanced training. To overcome these problems, bank should allocate certain portion of their annual profit for ICT HR development budget.

Deputy Governor said, human resources of Information Technology department are considered the most important assets of a bank. The operational success and business goal of a bank mostly depend on the performance of the IT department. A strong IT department with skilled manpower and good governance is therefore highly required. Employees of the department are required to be transformed into human resources with adequate knowledge, skills and competencies. 
All panelists are agreed upon that- A specialized Information Technology Institute may be set up for the purpose of Research Development and Consultancy in the area of Banking and Financial Technology pf our country like IDRBT establish by RBI.
In the concluding speech, Director General of BIBM said, output of the study along with opinions and observations made today will help BB to take future actions.
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Members of the Institute

  • Bangladesh Bank
  • Sonali Bank Limited
  • Janata Bank Limited
  • Agrani Bank Limited
  • Rupali Bank Limited
  • Pubali Bank Limited
  • Uttara Bank Limited
  • Bangladesh Krishi Bank
  • Bangladesh Development Bank Limited
  • AB Bank Limited
  • National Bank Limited
  • Eastern Bank Limited
  • United Commercial Bank Limited
  • Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
  • IFIC Bank Limited
  • Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited
  • Mercantile Bank Limited
  • ONE Bank Limited
  • Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited
  • National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited
  • Trust Bank Limited
  • Southeast Bank Limited
  • Social Islami Bank Limited
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
  • Standard Bank Limited
  • Export Import Bank of Bangladesh Limited
  • Mutual Trust Bank Limited
  • BASIC Bank Limited
  • Jamuna Bank Limited
  • Bank Asia Limited
  • First Security Islami Bank Limited
  • The City Bank Limited
  • Prime Bank Limited
  • Dhaka Bank Limited
  • Investment Corporation of Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited
  • BRAC Bank Limited
  • The Premier Bank Limited
  • Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited
  • State Bank of India
  • Habib Bank Limited
  • Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC
  • Bank Alfalah Limited
  • Citibank, N.A.
  • National Bank of Pakistan
  • South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce  Bank Limited
  • Meghna Bank Limited
  • Woori Bank
  • NRB Commercial Bank Limited
  • Union Bank Limited
  • The Farmers Bank Limited
  • NRB Bank Limited
  • Shimanto Bank Limited
  • Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation
  • Non Member NBFI
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