At a Glance

BRAC Bank is a performance-driven organization, where its values are at the core of every activity.

BRAC Bank Limited began with the vision to provide banking solutions to the ‘unbanked’ Small and Medium Entrepreneurs. Taking inspiration from its parent organization BRAC, the largest NGO in the world, BRAC Bank introduced small ticket loans to the small and medium enterprises (SME), to specifically bring the grassroots entrepreneurs under the umbrella of formal banking service. Approximately half of BRAC Bank’s lending portfolio comprises of small and medium enterprises – popularly known as the ‘SME’.

In 2001 BRAC Bank did not start its journey like any other conventional bank. The visionaries who led the bank realized that the previously neglected Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector plays significant role in generating growth and creating employment in the country. Over the past few decades, traditional banks were reluctant to invest in this sector. At a time when it was almost impossible for the SME entrepreneurs to get financing from the banking sector in Bangladesh, BRAC Bank stepped forward and came to finance these unbanked SME entrepreneurs.

BRAC Bank is a performance driven dynamic organization, where its values founded at the core of each and every activity as pillars. It is the only member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) from Bangladesh. The Global Alliance comprises of 48 (as of May 2018) financial institutions operating in countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Latin America, North America and Europe - serving more than 41 million customers, holding up to USD 127 billion of combined assets under management and powered by a network of 48,000 co-workers.

BRAC Bank shares the 3P Philosophy – People, Planet and Profit with the other partners of GABV. We believe that we have responsibility towards the people we work with and the places we operate in. As a mission-driven bank, we prefer to work for the welfare of our people and society.

BRAC Bank today !






BDT 5,250 M

18%

Profit After Tax


B+

S&P Global Ratings



Ba3

Moody’s Investors Service





3.56%

Non-performing Loans





BDT 196.2 Bn

16%

Total Deposits


186

Branches



457

SME Unit Offices


447

ATMs



90

CDMs




BDT 202.6 Bn

17%

Total Loans & Advances



BRAC Bank has become the first Bangladeshi Bank to be rated the best by three of the top domestic credit rating agencies in Bangladesh (CRAB AA1/ST-1, CRISL- AA+/ ST-1 and Emerging Credit Rating- AA+/ ST-1) and two of the world’s leading credit rating agencies (S&P Global Ratings - B+ and Moody's Investor Service - Ba3) – portraying quality portfolio, higher capital base, stability and steady growth trends.

Corporate Vision, Mission & Values

CORPORATE VISION

Building a profitable and socially responsible financial institution focused on market and business with growth potential, thereby assisting BRAC and its stakeholders to build a just, enlightened, healthy democratic and poverty free Bangladesh.

Corporate Mission

  • Sustainable growth in Small & Medium Enterprise sector;
  • Continuous low-cost deposit Growth with controlled growth in retail assets;
  • Corporate Assets to be funded through self-liability mobilization;
  • Growth in Assets through syndications and investment in faster growing sectors;
  • Continuous endeavor to increase non-funded income;
  • Keep our debt charges at 2% to maintain a steady profitable growth
  • Achieve efficient synergies between the bank’s branches, SME unit offices and BRAC field offices for delivery of remittance and the bank’s other products and services;
  • Manage various lines of business in a full controlled environment with no compromise compliance and on service quality;
  • Keep a diverse, far flung team fully motivated and driven towards materializing the bank’s vision into reality

Achievements and Recognitions

  • US$ 1 billion market capitalization in the capital market
  • Asiamoney’s “Best Bank for SMEs” 2017
  • SAFA Awards for the Best Presented Annual Report 2016
  • ICMAB Best Corporate Awards 2016
  • ICAB Best Published Annual Reports 2016 Awards for Private Sector Banks
  • Asian Development Bank’s “Most Progressive Bank on Gender Strategy and Implementation 2017”
  • Women's Market Champion Award from the Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA)
  • ISO Certification in Information Security

Shareholding Structure

SL. No. Name Status (Sponsor/Promoter/ Director) No. of shares held as on 19.05.2019 % Paid-up Shares
1 BRAC Sponsor 546,132,327 44.28
2 Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (Chairman, Nominated by BRAC) Sponsor 12,109 0.001
3 Late A. S. Mahmud Sponsor 10,128 0.001
4 Late Faruq A. Choudhury Sponsor 10,128 0.001
5 Dr. Saleh Uddin Ahmed Sponsor 8,322 0.001
6 Mr. Shib Narayan Kairy (Nominated by BRAC) Nominated Director 9,212 0.001
7 Ms. Nihad Kabir (Nominated by BRAC) Nominated Director 44,628 0.003
8 Mr. Kaiser Kabir (Nominated by BRAC) Nominated Director 158,125 0.012
9 Mr. Asif Saleh (Nominated by BRAC) Nominated Director Nil Nil
10 Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur Independent Director Nil Nil
11 Mr. Kazi Mahmood Sattar Independent Director Nil Nil
12 Ms. Fahima Choudhury Independent Director Nil Nil
13 General public Other than sponsor/Director 686,990,348 55.70
Total shares 1,233,375,327 100%

Board of Directors

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG , Chairman

Shib Narayan Kairy , Nominated Director

Nihad Kabir , Nominated Director

Kazi Mahmood Sattar , Independent Director

Kaiser Kabir , Nominated Director

Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur , Independent Director

Asif Saleh , Nominated Director

Fahima Choudhury , Independent Director

Selim R. F. Hussain , Managing Director & CEO

Management Committee

Selim R. F. Hussain
Managing Director & CEO

Chowdhury Akhtar Asif
Deputy Managing Director & CRO

BRIGADIER GENERAL TUSHAR KANTI CHAKMA (RETD.)
HEAD OF GENERAL SERVICES

Rais Uddin Ahmad
Company Secretary, Head of Regulatory Affairs & CAMLCO

Sarwar Ahmed
Head of Internal Control and Compliance

Tareq Refat Ullah Khan
Head of Corporate Banking

Syed Abdul Momen
Head of SME Banking

Nazmur Rahim
Head of Retail Banking

Md. Shaheen Iqbal, CFA
Head of Treasury and Financial Institutions

Muniruzzaman Molla
Head of Operations

Bilquis Jahan
Head of Human Resources

Shyamol B. Das
Chief Digital Officer

Mr. Wasi Noman
Chief Technology Officer

Ekram Kabir
Head of Communications

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