The Padma Bank Limited on Saturday held its first Town Hall meeting in an effort to set its annual goals for the next banking year, the bank said in a statement.
Padma Bank Managing Director and CEO Md Ehsan Khasru declared the Vision 2020 road-map of the bank at the end of the meeting at the Bangladesh Bank Training Academy in Mirpur in the capital.
The board of directors of the bank led by Chairman Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat took part in the innovative consultation session. The directors at the event included Tamim Marzan Huda and Abu Kaisar while Chairman of the Janata Bank Limited Dr Jamaluddin Ahmed was present as special guest.
Senior officials and all 57 managers of Padma Bank branches also took part in the novel brainstorming sessions arranged during the meeting.
Wrapping up the discussion, Khasru said they adopted the Vision 2020 in an effort to turn the Padma Bank into one of the top financial institutions in the country.
"Padma Bank has already turned things around thanks to the efforts of the bank's board of directors and its hard working managers and executives," Khasru said.
"In the new year, Padma Bank will launch an array of innovative new products on a completely digital platform as part of its efforts to bring modern banking services to the doorstep of the customers," he said.
"We hope with these new services and products, Padma Bank will very soon reach its desired goals," he added.
On the occasion, 21 executives of the bank were given the "Performance Award" for contributing to the business growth of the bank.
Managing Director and CEO of the Agrani Bank Mohammad Shams-ul-Islam, Managing Director and CEO of the Rupali Bank Obayed Ullah Al Masud and Managing Director of the Investment Corporation of Bangladesh Md Abul Hossain also attended the meeting.
Padma Bank claims to be a fourth generation bank with majority of its shares being controlled by top 4 state-run commercial banks of the country and the Investment Corporation of Bangladesh. It has 57 branches in different strategic locations across Bangladesh.