Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr Atiur Rahman has been awarded as the ‘Central Bank Governor of the Year 2015 for Asia’ for his contribution to the successful maintenance of macroeconomic stability in the country.
Emerging Markets, a London-based prestigious financial information provider, announced the award on Saturday in recognition of his role in promoting socially responsible financing, financing inclusiveness and green funding.
This award went to Raghuram Rajan, Governor Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for 2014 and Chinese Central Bank Governor Zhou Xiaochuan the year before.
The award will be given in the evening of 10th October at Lima Sheraton hotel in presence of the World Bank- International Monetary Fund annual meeting delegates, according to massage received from the capital of Peru.
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Earlier on January 5 last, Financial Times-owned magazine The Banker selected BB Governor Dr Rahman as the recipient of the ‘Best Central Bank Governor’ Award 2015 from the Asia Pacific region.
The Best Central Bank Governor award 2015 for Asia-Pacific, a vast region that is now the major engine powering global growth, is a strong affirmation of his positive vision-driven proactive innovative approach in central banking.
In November last year, Dr Rahman received the “GUSI Peace Prize International 2014” award for his contribution to establishing peace by reducing poverty in Bangladesh.
The BB governor also received the prestigious “Indira Gandhi Gold Plaque for 2011” for his contribution to international cooperation towards human progress.
Dr Rahman was appointed 10th governor of Bangladesh Bank on May 1, 2009 for a four-year term, which was extended last year for another term.
Ever since assuming office as central bank governor in 2009, Dr Rahman has been spearheading initiatives of ingraining in the Bangladesh financial sector socially and environmentally responsible financing ethos, with multi-pronged facilitation and policy support for inclusive, green financing.
All this is being done within safe limits of monetary expansion supporting the output growth and macroeconomic stability goals aspired in the government’s inclusive sustainable development strategy.