Mohammad Abdul Mannan

Massive reshuffle in Islami Bank top positions

Islami Bank Bangladesh has undergone abrupt, major changes in its three top positions - chairman, vice chairman and managing director. Arastoo Khan, the former chairman of Commerce Bank has now become chairman of Islami Bank, replacing incumbent Mustafa Anowar. As a representative of Ibn Sina run by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, Mustafa Anowar was serving as the chairman of the bank. He also resigned from the post of director as well as from the post in the bank’s foundation. The board of directors also replaced the bank’s managing director (MD) Mohammad Abdul Mannan by Union Bank’s MD Abdul Hamid Mia. Islami Bank Bangladesh has 307 branches including 57 AD branches and three offshore banking units as well as 13,229 staff members, as of December 2015.

Islami Bank: #Bangladesh's Most-Watched Bankers

Islami Bank is the largest and most profitable bank in Bangladesh. It has 10.7 million depositors, 27% of Bangladeshi remittances and 23% of the small and medium enterprises market. While most of the 56 banks in the country are plagued by rising nonperforming loans, poor management and operational inefficiency, Islami Bank isn’t. The bank has a rigorous recruitment and training process and the churn at the company is low. Despite its success, the bank has been dogged in recent years by suspicion that it has been used by Islamic terrorists. CEO Mohammad Abdul Mannan is cognizant of the image problem. No wrongdoing has been proven, but Islami Bank seems to be attending to image cleanup.

Islami Bank reappoints CEO for third term

Mohammad Abdul Mannan has been reappointed as the chief executive officer of Islami Bank Bangladesh for a third term. Mannan recently received 'The Asian Banker CEO Leadership Achievement Award-2016' and the bank was judged as 'The Best Managed Bank in Bangladesh' for the same year.

Islami Bank to give Tk 1.39cr lifeline to Swan workers

Islami Bank Bangladesh, the financier of Swan Garments over the last 30 years, plans to donate Tk 1.39 crore to clear the workers' one-month salary, the bank's Managing Director Mohammad Abdul Mannan said. Mannan hopes the bank's Board of Directors will agree to give away the fund as a lifeline to the company. The bank cannot invest further in Swan Garments, which has 1,300 workers in two units, as the company does not have any legal owner now, he said. Islami Bank will need the central bank's permission to further bankroll the factory, the loans of which have already been classified, Mannan said. Disputes over Swan's ownership need to be settled first to resume its operations, he said.

BD becomes a role model of financial inclusion for Islamic world

Bangladesh has become a role model of financial inclusion for the Islamic financial world, said Mohammad Abdul Mannan, managing director (MD) of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd (IBBL). He came up with the observation while addressing the first ever ADB conference on Islamic finance for Asia held at the ADB Headquarters in the Philippines on 4-5 November.

Greed-based lending should be replaced with a need-based one

The world economy has not changed much in the last at least 20 years. Just as Bill Clinton in 1992, Barack Obama faced the issue of economy in 2008 and does so in 2012 without the international economic situation being much improved. The reason for that are not the multiple shocks and crises economy went through themselves but rather the flaws of the conventional banking system. During the first two years of the last crisis over 200 US lenders experiences serious crashes. Experst support the opinion that as long as the system is based on greed instead of need, the situation will hardly change.

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BD Islamic banks seek Sharia market

The Islamic banks in Bangladesh are lookinf for a Shariah-compliant money market and separate laws to govern the fast extending Islamic banking in the Muslim-majority country.
Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Managing Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL), stated that at this point around 20% business of the banking industry of the country is being handled by shariah-based banks and the scope is widening at a faster pace.

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