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First Graduation Ceremony of BIBM’s Certification Courses held at BIBM


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Dhaka, November 29, 2018
The Graduation Ceremony of BIBM’s Certification Courses organized by Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM)  held at BIBM premises. Fazle Kabir, Chairman of the BIBM Governing Board and Governor, Bangladesh Bank present at the event as Chief Guest.
This is the first Graduation Ceremony of BIBM for the Certified Expert Bankers of three programs: Certified Expert in Risk Management (CERM), Certified Expert in Credit Management (CECM), and Certified Expert in Trade Services (CETS). A total number of eighty one graduates awarded certificates in the program.
Md. Arfan Ali, President and Managing Director of Bank Asia Limited delivered the Ceremonial Lecture on behalf of the Association of Bankers, Bangladesh Limited (ABB). Ari Lehavi, Executive Director of the Moody’s Analytics will also delivered a special speech in the program. Dr. Shah Md Ahsan Habib, Professor and Director (training) and Director of the Certification Programs of BIBM delivered inaugural speech. The program chaired by Dr. Toufic Ahmad Choudhury, Director General, BIBM.  
BIBM launched four more Certification Programs during the event: Certified Expert in Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime (CEAF); Certified Expert in E-Banking (CEEB); Moody’s-BIBM Joint Certificate in Commercial Credit (MBCICC); Moody’s-BIBM Joint Certificate in SME Credit (MBCSMEC).
Governor of the Bangladesh Bank Fazle Kabir said, now-a-days banking, has become knowledge-based and dynamic profession. Hence improving the capacity of the banking industry is imperative. In addition to the bank level initiative to enhance the capacity, BIBM is also doing the needful since its inception.
With 45 years of history, the Institute has definitely lived up to its mission of enhancing and sustaining professionalism in banking. Over the years, the Institute has helped hundreds of thousands of practitioners, as well as graduates eager to join the industry, to acquire essential banking skills and to stay tuned with the latest knowledge of the industry he added.
Executive Director of the Moody’s Analytics Ari Lehavi said,  Our joint certification  program will help ensure that lenders will hold the highest standard in credit proficiency, which in turn will promote a strong capacity building within the industry as well as a robust and healthy financial system.  
 He also said, we look forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration with the BIBM and with the esteemed institutions of Bangladesh to help you achieve your ambitious learning and credit risk management goals.

President and Managing Director of Bank Asia Limited Md. Arfan Ali said, certification programs will accelerate the capacity development process banking industry further.   Over the years, BIBM has helped hundreds of thousands of practitioners, as well as graduates eager to join the industry, to acquire essential banking skills and to stay tuned with the latest knowledge of the industry.
Dr. Shah Md Ahsan Habib, Professor and Director (training) and Director of the Certification Programs of BIBM said, BIBM launches these certification programs not only for the capacity development of  the bankers, but also to enrich themselves with the current global banking issues. Now a days some critical and essential areas like financial crime, money laundering, international trade payment and financing, electronic banking and IT security issues, SME banking etc. are getting more attention for training needs.
These Certification programs are relatively recent addition in our endeavor that combines both online and offline platforms to optimize the benefits of both modes for the capacity development of the bankers of Bangladesh he added.
BIBM launched its first joint certification program ‘Certified Expert in Risk Management (CERM)’ with the collaboration of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany in 2015. BIBM launched two more certification programs titled ‘Certified Expert in Credit Management (CECM)’ and ‘Certified Expert in Trade Services (CETS)’ since 2018.
From January 2019, BIBM is going to launch two certification ventures with the titles ‘Certified Expert in E-Banking (CEEB)’ and ‘Certified Expert in Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime (CEAF)’. In addition, BIBM is going to have two more certification programs with Moody’s Analytics titled ‘Moody's-BIBM Joint Certificate in Commercial Credit (MBCICC)' and ‘Moody's-BIBM Joint Certificate in SME Credit (MBCISMEC)'
Media partners of the event are: Business daily Bonik Barta, Bangladesh Post and  Arthokhobor (Online News Portal).
In the concluding speech Director General of BIBM Dr. Toufic Ahmad Choudhury emphasized on  capacity building of bankers.   

 

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Sunday 2nd December 2018