Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd

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Islamic Bank Bangladesh Limited
Private (Non-Government),
Industry Banking
Financial services
Founded Dhaka, Bangladesh (1983)
Headquarters Dhaka, Bangladesh
Area served
Bangladesh & Overseas
Key people
Abu Nasser Muhammad Abduz Zaher
Yousif Abdullah Al-Rajhi
(Vice Chairman)
Mustafa Anwar
(Vice Chairman)
Products Banking services, ATM services, Consumer Banking
Corporate Banking
Investment Banking
Revenue Increase Tk 27.413 billion, US$ 0.352 billion [1] {November 2013}
Increase Tk 24.67 billion (US$ 0.317 billion)[2] {May 2013}
Increase Tk 17.80 billion (US$ 0.229 billion)[2] {May 2013}
Total assets Increase Tk 482.649 billion (US$ 6.204 billion)[2] {May 2013}
Total equity Increase Tk 39.661 billion, US$ 0.510 billion[2] {May 2013}
Number of employees

Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. (IBBL) (Bengali: ইসলামী ব্যাংক বাংলাদেশ লিমিটেড) is the pioneer of Islamic banking in Bangladesh. It became incorporated on March 13, 1983 as a public limited company under the Companies Act 1913.[3] It has 36.91% local and 63.09% foreign shareholders. With 285 branches and 11,465 staffs, IBBL is the largest private banking network in Bangladesh.[4] When IBBL was established, it was the first bank in south-east asia to provide banking service based on Shariah.[5] The bank is listed with both Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd. and Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd.[3][6]


Establishment of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) by the OIC member states in 1975 has been proved to be a breakthrough in the expansion of Islamic Shariah based finance and specially banking throughout the world. As a founder member of IDB, the Government of Bangladesh also had the commitment to establish Islamic banks which was reflected in different steps taken by the governments of the country. The OIC members consented to the proposals to introduce Islamic economy and banking in their respective countries held in the foreign ministers’ conferences in 1978 and 1980 in Dakar and Islamabad respectively. In the year 1981, OIC in its 3rd summit held in Makkah approved the proposition submitted by Bangladesh to introduce separate banking system following Islamic ideology. As per decision, the GOB sent representatives to the Middle Eastern countries to learn the existing banking systems in those countries.[7]

In the private sector, the Islamic Economics Research Bureau (IERB) was the first organization that took active initiative in this regard. They arranged a national seminar on Islamic Economics and Banking in the year 1979 and inspired by the discussion and the papers presented in the seminars, some local bankers formed ‘Islami Bank Working Group’. The IERB again arranged an international seminar in 1980. After the seminar, Dhaka based ‘Muslim Businessman Society’ (later renamed as ‘Industrialist and Businessmen Association’) under the leadership of renowned industrialist Abdur Razzaque Lasker, took initiative to establish an Islamic bank and applied to the government for permission. At this stage, the GOB provided necessary permission in the year 1983 and at last ‘Islami Bank Bangladesh’ was registered under Company Act in which 19 Bangladeshi national, 4 Bangladeshi institutions and 11 banks, financial institutions and government bodies of the Middle East and Europe including IDB and two eminent personalities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joined hands to make the dream a reality.[7]


International operation[edit]

Corporate affairs[edit]

Corporate information (2013)[edit]

IBBL started its banking operations with an authorised and paid up capital of Tk 500 million and Tk 67.50 million respectively.[3] But it is boost up now.

Financial information:
Authorized Capital Tk. 20,000.00 Million ($ 250.47 Million,
paid-up Capital Tk. 12,509.64 Million ($ 156.66 Million),
Deposits Tk. 417,844.14 Million ($ 5,232.87 Million),
Investment (including Investment in Shares)Tk. 399,930.80 Million ($ 5,008.53 Million)

Foreign Exchange Business:
Import Tk. 284,587 Million ($ 3,564.02 Million),
Export Tk. 197,095 Million ($ 2,468.32 Million),
Remittance Tk. 300,915 Million ($ 3,768.51 Million)

Total number of Branches 280 (No. of AD branch-45, SME/Krishi-30),
Number of ATM Booth (Own) 300,
Number of Shareholders- 60,302,

Board of Directors[edit]

  • Prof. Abu Nasser Muhammad Abduz Zaher
  • Yousif Abdullah Al-Rajhi
  • Engr. Mustafa Anwar
  • Abdullah Abdul Aziz Al-Rajhi
  • Dr. Abdul Hameed Fouad Al Khateeb
  • Engr. Md. Eskander Ali Khan
  • Md. Abul Hossain
  • Dr. Enamul Haque
  • Mohammad Abdullah Al Jalahma

Shari'ah Supervisory Committee[edit]

  • Sheikh Moulana Muhammad Kutubuddin
  • Mufti Sayeed Ahmed
  • Prof. Dr. Abu Bakr Rafique
  • Principal Moulana Muhammad Serajul Islam
  • Abdur Raquib
  • Mufti Shamsuddin (Zia)
  • Moulana Abdus Shaheed Naseem
  • Dr. Hafez Moulana Hasan Muhammad Moinuddin
  • Dr. A. S. M. Toriqul Islam
  • Dr. Mohammad Abdus Samad
  • Dr. Md. Manzur-e-Elahi
  • Moulana Mohiuddin Rabbani

Major shareholders[edit]

63% shared owned by above shareholders and 60,000 people of Bangladesh are owners of the rest 37 percent shares.[9]

IBBL's world rating[edit]

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, the largest private bank of Bangladesh placed among Top 1000 world banks 2012 list. UK based century old financial magazine ‘The Banker’ published this list analysing in depth-data & industry’s performance.

The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking has been setting the industry benchmark since 1970, providing comprehensive intelligence about the health and wealth of the banking sector.

Alongside strong global banks of the developed and emerging countries, Islami Bank positioned in the list as the lone financial institution of Bangladesh.

Inclusion of Islami Bank in the prestigious club of best 1000 is tantamount of global recognition of overall development of Bangladesh Banking Sector. [10]

Now IBBL is the number one Private Commercial Bank in Bangladesh.

As per Bankers' Almanac (January 2001 edition) published by the Reed Business Information, Windsor Court, England, IBBL's world Rank is 1771 among 3000 banks selected by them. This position was 1902 among 4500 selected banks as on January 1999 edition. IBBL's country Rank is 5 among 39 banks as per ratings made by the above Almanac on the basis of IBBL's Financial Statements of the year 2001.


The Global Finance, a reputed London based quarterly magazine, awarded IBBL as the best bank of Bangladesh for the year 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and the best Islamic financial institution in 2008 and 2009.[11][12]

Social welfare activities[edit]

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited is dedicated itself towards the welfare of society. It has formed a separate foundation named Islami Bank Foundation with a fund of Taka 38.00 million in order to conduct social-welfare activities on a broad scale. Since then, Islami Bank Foundation is carrying the social welfare, education, health and medicare activities on behalf of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL).[13]

The social welfare projects of Islami Bank Foundation includes:[14]

  • Islami Bank Hospitals
  • Islami Bank Medical College, Rajshahi
  • Community Hospitals
  • Monoram: Islami Bank Crafts & Fashion Houses
  • Service Centres
  • Islami Bank Institutes of Technology
  • Islami Bank International School and College
  • Islami Bank Physiotherapy and Disabled Rehabilitation Centre
  • Centre for Development Dialogue
  • Bangladesh Sangskritic Kendra (Cultural Centre)


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  7. ^ a b "History of Islami Bank Bangladesh ltd". Assignment Point. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Md Fazlur Rahman. "Islamic banking on a roll". The Daily Star. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Firoz Al Mamun. "Islami Bank guided by economics, not politics". The Daily Sun. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
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  13. ^ "Source of Fund". Islami Bank Foundation. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Special Projects". Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 

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