It is my great pleasure to mention that from the very beginning Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) as the only registered Association of Private Sector Banks in Bangladesh is always proactive for betterment of the Country’s Banking Industry. The idea to promote inter-bank cooperation and to provide an institutional forum for private commercial banks as well as to exchange opinion on various problems faced by them in particular and lead all banks to form an Association for Chairmen and Directors of the Banks namely “Bangladesh Association of “Bangladesh Association of Banks” (BAB) in 1993. Initially members of BAB were 9 (nine) Private Commercial Banks. By the grace of Almighty the numbers of Member Banks of BAB have increased to 38 at the end of 2018. Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) is now an active organization in the Banking arena of Bangladesh. Besides contribution to the Banking industry of the County, BAB highly concentrate also on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities widely.
In order to enhance efficiency, professionalism and capacity building BAB has developed a Research and Training Centre at BAB Secretariat. To remove the knowledge gap among the different level of bank officials BAB has set up a reference library at RTC of BAB.
Under the leadership of BAB, performance of the banks in private sector has improved considerably. Private sector Banks have been successful in giving a direction to the economy on how to reach its desired goal and, in fact, BAB has been playing an important role towards development of Banking sector in Bangladesh.
In fine, I would like to acknowledge the contributions made by former Chairmen and record may deep sense of gratitude to the members of Executive
Committee of BAB towards strengthening the Association. I am confident that through our sincere and collective endeavors BAB will be progressively in a position to make a greater impact on the improvement of the Banking sector and to face the challenge of the 21st Century