The Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir asked the bankers not to make mistakes in their professional activities.
"Always keep in mind, there is no scope for any mistake as it is considered a crime in the banking industry," he told the bankers.
The governor was addressing the graduation ceremony of the certified expert bankers held at Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) in the capital on Thursday.
In this event, 147 graduates received certificates of BIBM-operated three certification programmes: "Certified Expert in Credit Management," "Certified Expert in Trade Services," and "Certified Expert in Risk Management."
The BIBM's Director General Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Chair Professor Dr Barkat-E-Khuda, Supernumerary Professor Helal Ahmed Chowdhury, Director – Training and Certification Programme – Dr Shah Md Ahsan Habib, among others, were present at the event.
Anis A Khan, former managing director, and also the chief executive officer of Mutual Trust Bank, presented the keynote speech there.
Fazle Kabir insisted that certified expert bankers acquire up-to-date knowledge to keep pace with the global competition.
He also asked them to critically address the newest challenges that the banking system is facing every day.
Anis said that certification programmes, like these, would accelerate the banking industry's capacity development process. "Over the years, the BIBM has helped hundreds of thousands of practitioners, and graduates eager to join the industry, to acquire essential banking skills, and stay tuned with the latest knowledge of the industry."
Dr Akhtaruzzaman said that at present, some critical and essential areas, including financial crime, money laundering, international trade payment, and financing, electronic banking, and security issues associated with information technology, and SME banking are getting more priority in bankers' training.
The BIBM launched its first certification programme in the country in collaboration with Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany, in 2015.