Annual Business Conference of the year 2021 of Premier Bank Limited with the theme "Together We Grow" was held at R Events, Renaissance Hotel Gulshan in Dhaka on Saturday.
Chairman of Board of Directors of Premier Bank Limited HBM Iqbal attended the conference as chief guest of the occasion while Member of the Board of Directors Abdus Salam Murshedy was present there as a special guest, said a press release issued by Premier Bank.
Advisor of the Board Muhammed Ali, Managing Director and CEO of Premier Bank M Reazul Karim along with all branch managers, zonal heads and division heads of the Premier Bank head office were also present during the occasion.
In the inaugural speech Dr HBM Iqbal said, "Bangladesh, along with the entire world is going through the turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic"
During the conference, he expressed his most sincere gratitude towards the Directors, Management, Divisional Heads, 120 Branch Managers and officials of the bank for ensuring the overall development and growth of the bank despite the hit taken from Covid-19 at the end of the fiscal year of 2020, the release said.
The Advisor to the bank Muhammad Ali said, "Bangladesh is recovering from the consequences of the pandemic and is moving forward swiftly. The rural economy remains strong. Foreign income is increasingly rapidly. Income from trade export is also increasing."
"Everyone needs to adopt a strong determination and a sense of ownership for the bank and work towards implementing the development plans we have in order survive the fight against the financial challenges brought about by Covid-19," added Muhammad Ali.
The Managing Director and CEO M Reazul Karim said, "There is a glimmer of economic prosperity early in the new year. If we could use the lessons learned from facing the adverse situations of 2020 on 2021, Bangladesh would become a shining example in the global community."
"With a view to provide modern banking service according to Islamic Shariah we have launched 20 Islami banking window. Using the latest in financial technologies "Fintech", possible new sectors as well as people outside the benefits of financial services can be brought inside the scope of banking services to fight the challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak," added Rezaul.
He further stated recovering and rehabilitating the economy from the damage caused by Covid-19 would be the New Year's challenge for the banking sector.