CHAPTER - ONE

AN OVER VIEW OF PRIME BANK LIMITED

1.1 INTRODUTION OF PRIME BANK LIMITED

Prime Bank Limited (PBL) was established on 17th April, 1995 with an Authorized Capital of Tk. 1000 Million and Paid up Capital of Tk. 100 Million (raised to Tk. 200 Million in 1997) by a group of highly successful entrepreneurs from various fields of economic activities such as shipping, oil, finance, garments, textiles and insurance etc. It is a full licensed scheduled Commercial Bank set up in the private sector in pursuance of the policy of the Government to liberalize Banking & Financial services.

The Chairman of the Bank, Mr. Md. Nader Khan is a renowned business elite of Chittagong. He is also the Chairman of Drum Kulshi Girls High School, Fatikchari, Chittagong and Vice-President of the Governing Body of CIDER International School and also a member of the CIDER Trust. He has also been elected as Vice-District Governor of Lion District 315 B4 for the year 1999-2000.

The former Government of the Bangladesh Bank Mr. Lutfar Rahman Sarkar was the first Managing Director of the Bank. The Bank is being managed by highly professional people having wide experience in domestic and international Banking.

The present Managing Director Mr. Kazi Abdul Mazid has long experience in domestic and international Banking. The Bank has made significant process within a very short time due to its very competent Board of Directors, dynamic management and introduction of various customer friendly deposit and loan products.