Update March 19, 2016

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New BB governor takes office Sunday

Sumel Sarker

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New BB governor takes office Sunday

19 March 2016, Nirapad News: Former finance secretary and incumbent chairman of the state-run Sonali Bank Fazle Kabir will join Bangladesh Bank (BB) Sunday as its Governor, BB spokesperson AFM Asaduzzaman said on Saturday.

He said the new governor would come to the central bank between 11am and 11:30 am to take his office.

Kabir would relinquish his position as chairman of Sonali Bank before joining the central bank. He will be 11th governor of the central bank.

The Ministry of Public Administration in a notification on March 16 said Fazle Kabir has been made governor as per section 10 (5) of the Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 on contractual basis. It said the appointment would come into effect from the date of his joining the office.

Kabir, who was in New York, returned home on Thursday and met Finance Minister AMA Muhith at the minister’s official residence in Dhaka.

While talking to media at the airport on his return from New York, Kabir said he would put all his efforts to carry out his duties and would take all measures to check recurrence of such incident, according to BSS. – IH

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