Premier bank celebrates 21 years of growth
Published : Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 at 6:59 PM Count : 142
The Premier Bank Limited celebrated their two decades of successful operations on Tuesday, October 27, at a spectacular event held under the banner of “Celebrating 21 years of Growth Together”.
The event, held at the bank’s head office, was inaugurated by the Premier Bank’s founder Chairman, Freedom Fighter Dr HBM Iqbal, said a press release.
The event rejoiced all the significant milestones of their 21 year journey with special emphasis on how they are proud and humbled to have played an important role in transforming the economic sector and facilitating the development of the country as a key financial player. It is this role that has contributed to earning the trust, appreciation and respect of the people and other organizations solidifying their position as one of the leading private banks of today.
Dr HBM Iqbal, who is a renowned Freedom Fighter and one of the pioneers of the country’s financial sector, led the celebrations of the day as the events Chief Guest. Joining him as special guests were M Reazul Karim (FCMA), the Managing Director and CEO of the Premier Bank; Golam Awlia, Additional Managing Director of the bank.
In his speech at the celebration, Chairman Dr HBM Iqbal stated, "Ever since we started way back in 1999, we strived every single day to perform our best and keep our promise of “Service first” which has helped us rise to a position of trust today - while earning the love and respect of the people."
"Our bank has been playing an important role in the development of various sectors of the country and we have garnered massive success in many different areas. However, without your continuous help and support for the last 20 years, we would not have reached today's position," he said.
The managing director and CEO of the bank M Reazul Karim (FCMA) thanked everyone and said, "Despite the effect of pandemic, our deposit has grown by 9.67% from the year end of 2019 (from BDT 20,977.62 crore as on 31.12.2019 to BDT 23,005.41 as on 25.10.2020)."
"During the same time, our loans and advances has grown by 10.01% (from BDT 18,824.74 crore as on 31.12.2019 to BDT 20,709.73 crore as on 25.10.2020). We hope that within the next five years, premier bank will achieve all the parameters and become one of the top most profitable banks in the country," he added.