Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– For the fourth consecutive year, Standard Chartered Bank has been named the “Best Foreign Commercial Bank in Bangladesh 2012” by FianaceAsia, a leading financial publication.
The bank received this prestigious award as part of FinanceAsia 2012 Country Awards for Achievement. The award was handed over to Mr. Abrar A. Anwar, Managing Director and Head of Origination and Client Coverage of Standard Chartered Bangladesh at a grand gala dinner program held at Four Seasons Hotel, Macau recently. 
While receiving the award Mr. Anwar said, “we are delighted to receive this award for the 4th consecutive year, which is a testimony of our commitment to serve our clients in this market consistently over so many years and we are proud to be able to make positive contributions in Bangladesh. We are thankful to all our clients and colleagues of the bank for their support in getting this prestigious award once again”.
Jim McCabe, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bangladesh commented on the occasion, stating, ‘We are excited with this win, and we’re excited by the future for Standard Chartered Bank in Bangladesh. A presence in Bangladesh that spans over a century means that we are part of the country’s heritage. Starting from opening the first letter of credit in sovereign Bangladesh immediately after independence, Standard Chartered has been a partner in progress for the nation. 
The award highlights our success story and is a testament to our strong performance in the country and continued commitment to this market. The award reiterates that we are ‘Here for good’ in Bangladesh.’ 
FinanceAsia Country Awards for achievement celebrates excellence among the region’s financial services firms. The winners of the Country Awards were chosen from the fields of local and international banking, investment banking, and broking. 
These awards are recognized as an annual benchmark for in-country performance in the financial services sector and the awards process, which is more than a decade old seeks to highlight that have a commitment to attaining the highest standard.
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