Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Citibank, N.A. on Tuesday celebrated winning the Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank Award in Bangladesh for 2008 by Global Finance, by honoring the clients who helped to launch the Internet Banking revolution in the country.

The program was attended by the major clients of the bank who use the bank’s award winning Internet Banking platform, ‘CitiDirect Online Banking’ for availing the bank’s services, according to a press statement.

Professor Jamilur Reza Chowdhury, Vice Chancellor, BRAC University and Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government attended the program as the Chief Guest. The program was also attended by senior Bangladesh Bank officials.

Speaking at the occasion, Professor Jamilur Reza Chowdhury said, “The government is trying to promote usage of ICT. People will be able to avail benefits of mobile commerce as this is readily available than computers.”

He also hoped that all banks will come forward to popularize internet banking in Bangladesh.

Citibank was selected as the Best Internet Bank in Bangladesh based on its strength of strategy for attracting and servicing online customers, success in getting clients to use web offerings, growth of online customers, breadth of product offerings, evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet initiatives and website design and functionality.

BBN/SI/SS/Ad-28October08-8:38 PM (BST)