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Second Graduation Ceremony of BIBM’s Certification Courses held at BIBM


Written by Manager

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Press Release
Dhaka, February 20, 2020
The Graduation Ceremony of BIBM’s Certification Courses organized by Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM)  held at BIBM premises. Fazle Kabir, Chairman of the BIBM Governing Board and Governor, Bangladesh Bank was present at the event as Chief Guest.
This is the second Graduation Ceremony of BIBM for the Certified Expert Bankers of three programs: Certified Expert in Risk Management (CERM), Certified Expert in Credit Management (CECM), and Certified Expert in Trade Services (CETS). A total number of one  hundred fourty seven graduates awarded certificates in the program. 
Anis A. Khan, Former Managing Director of Mutual Trust Bank Limited delivered the Ceremonial Lecture. Dr. Shah Md Ahsan Habib, Professor and Director (training) and Director of the Certification Programs of BIBM delivered inaugural speech. The program chaired by Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Director General of BIBM.  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 spoke among others at the event.

Governor of the Bangladesh Bank Fazle Kabir said, every challenge is also new to you. Only the guidelines and circulars of Bangladesh Bank as well as your banking policies and strategies may not be adequate to address these critical issues. You may have to think out-of-the-box sometimes. These types of certification programs help opening the dormant cell of your brain and guide you thinking in a new way. 

Do not consider these certifications are the end of your learning, this is just the beginning. The future trend of our banking system purely relies in your hands and it is you, the graduates, will decide in which direction our banking sector will proceed.  Always keep in mind, in this profession; there is no scope of doing any mistake since the most mistakes of bankers are considered as crimes in this industry, he added.

Anis A. Khan said, certification programs will accelerate the capacity development process banking industry further.   Over the years, BIBM has helped hundreds of thousands of practitioners, as well as graduates eager to join the industry, to acquire essential banking skills and to stay tuned with the latest knowledge of the industry.
Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman  said, BIBM launches these certification programs not only for the capacity development of  the bankers, but also to enrich themselves with the current global banking issues. Now a days some critical and essential areas like financial crime, money laundering, international trade payment and financing, electronic banking and IT security issues, SME banking etc. are getting more attention for training needs. 
Dr. Shah Md Ahsan Habib, Professor and Director (training) and Director of the Certification Programs of BIBM said, Certification programs are relatively recent addition in our endeavor that combines both online and offline platforms to optimize the benefits of both modes for the capacity development of the bankers of Bangladesh he added. 
BIBM launched its first joint certification program ‘Certified Expert in Risk Management (CERM)’ with the collaboration of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany in 2015. BIBM launched four more certification programs titled ‘Certified Expert in Credit Management (CECM)’; ‘Certified Expert in Trade Services (CETS)’;‘Certified Expert in E-Banking (CEEB)’ and ‘Certified Expert in Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime (CEAF)’.
Media partners of the event are: Business daily Bonik Barta, ShareBiz,Bangladesh Post and  Arthokhobor (Online News Portal). 

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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