Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman left Dhaka for London on Wednesday evening to receive  the ‘Best Central Banker of the Year 2015′ award.

Financial Times-owned magazine The Banker has selected Dr. Rahman as the recipient of the ‘Best Central Bank Governor’ Award 2015 from the Asia Pacific region for his contribution to the successful maintenance of macroeconomic stability in the country.

The central bank chief is expected to return home on February 8, AFM Asaduzzaman, general manager general of the governor’s secretariat told BBN in Dhaka. “The BB governor is schuduled to attend a number of functions during his visit.”

The United Kingdom-based prestigious financial magazine announced the award in the last month in recognition of his role in promoting socially responsible financing, financing inclusiveness and green funding.

The best central bank fovernor 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.

BBN/SSR/AD-05Feb15-8:27 am (BST)