- February 20, 2017
There is only individual in life who will champion your continued success regardless of who you are — your teacherI was born into a family of teachers. My father was a teacher early in his life, my sister is a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my uncles from both sides are teachers.READ MORE
We really need to foster a performance culture in BangladeshIt was late 2000. I, along with a few regional and global seniors from Standard Chartered Bank, went to call on the then finance minister, Shah AMS Kibria, and share our decision to acquire ANZ Grindlays Bank in this part of the world.
I remember Mr Kibria, while consenting to our approach, reminded us: “Our job is very precious in Bangladesh. Please make sure people here don’t lose their jobs.”READ MORE
When it comes to successful responsible business, Chittagong shows how it’s done
My banking industry friends who have lent too much money to a few Chittagong-based clients, are now struggling to recover even a portion of what they loaned out, may be surprised with this caption.
However, I must say, the Chittagong I am going to talk about does not include the newer business houses, who were not able to uphold their end of the loans, but in fact had diverted the funds to non-productive sectors.READ MORE
Despite his mixed record as finance minister, AMA Muhith is someone worth looking up toLast Monday was Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s 83rd birthday. I returned home from abroad at around 6pm the same day. I had to tend to a lot of pending work at the office, and could only afford enough time to send Mr Muhith a congratulatory “happy birthday” through SMS at around 11:30pm. “At 54, I feel more tired than I should. You’re 83 and not even retired,” I texted him.
Mr Muhith is possibly the oldest finance minister we’ve had, possibly even the oldest cabinet member in the world.READ MORE