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Digital Bank: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities and Potential for Digital Islamic Banks in Bangladesh” Workshop held

IBCF Research & Training Academy arranged a daylong workshop on “Digital Bank: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities and Potential for Digital Islamic Banks in Bangladesh” held on 9, December 2023 at BAB office Gulshan Dhaka.

Ambassador (Retd.) Mohammed Mohsin, former Foreign Secretary & former Assistant Secretary General of the OIC distributed certificates among the participants as chief guest while Md. Ali Akbar Faraji, Executive Director, BRPD, Bangladesh Bank, Md. Sayedur Rahman, Vice Chairman, Social Islami Bank PLC., Mr. Md. Abdur Rahman Sarker, Chairman, Audit Committee, Jamuna Bank PLC. and Mr. Md. Fariduddin Ahmed, Independent Director, ICB Islamic Bank Ltd. were present at the awarding certificate ceremony as special guests. Mashrur Arefin, Managing Director & CEO, The City Bank Ltd. was present as the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Ceremony.

Mr. A K M Nurul Fazal Bulbul, Vice Chairman, IBCF presided over the Closing & Certificate Awarding Session.

Chief Guest Ambassador (Retd.) Mohammed Mohsin appreciated the initiative of Bangladesh Bank to issue Digital Bank Guidelines to achieve the objectives of National Financial Inclusion Strategy, 4IR and Sustainable Development Goals. He also lauded the efforts of the IBCF to popularize the Digital Banking concepts to the Islamic Bankers through the Workshop.

Thirty-one (31) mid-level executives of sixteen (16) Islamic banks and banks having Islamic banking branches or windows took part in the Workshop.