Message from the desk of the CEO

It is an incredible honor for me to lead and serve this great organization of ours. When I first became your colleague and DMD 4 years ago, I promised to increase communication from me to you. I wanted you to hear about it first from us. The recent market volatility and forecasts for slowing economic growth might impact our clients and us. Volatility in the fourth quarter impacted the earnings of most major banks hence we are not an exception. However, there are further scopes to turn around just taking some time befitting steps as a successful banker.

You all agree that SBL remains somewhat rock-solid, given our strong capital and risk position. For us, a vision defines our aspiration for the bank, and what we want it to be. It’s important because it creates clarity of purpose and unites all of us in achieving common and worthy goals.

Message from the desk of the CEO

Our vision is to be a trusted and successful bank. We aim to deliver financial solutions, technology, products and services that exceed our clients’ expectations. We want to be the most respected financial services provider across all customer segments in Bangladesh. We have to put ourselves into customers’ shoes. Please do this and -as you always have -remember that our success is not an entitlement, but something we need to earn, every day.

We have to look forward to enrich our business portfolio. The areas, such as retail banking, corporate investment, global business, innovation of new products etc are to be looked about keenly to accomplish sustainable market share.

Finally, I truly believe that each of us must find meaning in our work. The best work happens when you know that it’s not just work, but something that will improve other people’s lives. This is the opportunity that drives each of us at this Bank. For everyone else, we ask you to continue to focus on our clients and on the implementation of our strategy. We want to make transparent where we are in our strategic efforts. This will add to accountability and help track progress.

Message from the desk of the CEO

Many companies aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources, and perseverance. SBL has proven that it has all three in abundance.

I thank you all for your ongoing hard work. Let’s keep up the work to support this vision and to bring sustainable growth both for short term and long term.Let me conclude to emphasize on 3Ps- Performance, Persistence and Progress.
Wish you all the best.

Mr Md Tariqul Azam
Managing Director(Acting)