It was a dream of corporate grandeur to be a unique financial service provider that draws inspiration from the riches of golden Bangla, its history and heritage, but adopts global standard, tools and techniques in delivering service. The dream was the brainchild of Mr Mirza Abbas Uddin Ahmed, a visionary rare individual who longed for a journey to the history and way forward to the future on the wheels of financial service and innovation. This vision urged the futurist leader to come up with a bank in Bangladesh. Profusely inspired, a highly committed group of entrepreneur friends dared to shoulder the great corporate voyage for excellence. The long cherished dream came to fruition in the name of Dhaka Bank Limited on the July 05, 1995 in great expectation of the people of Bangladesh. Mr Ahmed was officially introduced to the Board of Dhaka Bank as an Alternate Director in November 1995. He was appointed Director of the Bank on March 29, 2012.
The Founder of Dhaka Bank was born in 1951 in a respectable Muslim family in Kishoreganj. He had his schooling in the local educational institutions and finally obtained B.Com Degree from Dhaka University. Then he associated himself with his family business named Mirza Enterprises, Dhaka that flourished with his long attachment for more than three decades.
Mr Ahmed has left behind a shining profile of a successful Mayor, a resolute Member of Parliament and a benevolent Minister of the Government. During his incumbency as the 4th Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation from May 19, 1991 to December 28, 1993, he eased the suffering of thousands by developing infrastructure around the metropolis. As a Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Housing and Public Works during 2001 to 2006, Mr Ahmed time and again focused on the strict enforcement of Wetland Protection Act to ensure environmental balance and flooding. The Ministry of Housing and Public Works under his able leadership amended the Building Construction Rules that was finally enacted in December 2006. Under his auspices, the Ministry also formulated Private Housing Land Development Rules, a guideline to streamline real estate developers particularly involved in filling up thousands of acres of wetland and flood flow zones.
Apart from being a Politician of repute, he is also a prominent figure in social sphere and remarkable for his emphasis on universal values so necessary to reshape a world in new colours. His social commitment and passion for education came through establishing ‘Mirza Abbas Mohila College’ that grew as a model for quality education for the womenfolk of the society.
His Vision – Dhaka Bank continues its journey to excellence. We stand proud to share this glory and dream at Dhaka Bank day in, day out.
ABOUT DHAKA BANK
Dhaka Bank has truly cherished and brought into focus the heritage and history of Dhaka and Bangladesh from Mughal outpost to modern metropolis. Most of its presentation, publications, brand initiatives, delivery channels, calendars and financial manifestations bear Bank’s commitment to this attachment.