Top IT exporters accorded reception

To open up avenue of financial support and inspire to be entrepreneur, Bank Asia today accorded reception to the country’s 62 top young IT service exporters who were earlier endowed with BASIS Outsourcing Award-2015.

Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia handed over appreciation certificate and gift to the award winners from different districts at a function held at the Corporate Office of the Bank at Purana Paltan, Dhaka. Mr. Patrick De Courcy, Head of Marketing of Payoneer (a gateway payment service provider) of Asia Pacific, Mr. Russell T Ahmed, Senior Vice President id-pressof BASIS, Mr. Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager of MasterCard, Mr. Junaid Masroor, Senior Executive Vice President, International Banking, and Mr. Md. Zia Arfin, EVP, Head of International Division of Bank Asia, were, among others, present.

The program was focused on problems and prospects of outsourcing in Bangladesh.

Speaking the function Mr. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia asserted his optimism that the country’s IT section will become the second highest export earner sector next to the Ready-Made Garments in near future. He reiterated financial inclusion activities and plans of Bank Asia to reach financial service to every union within a few years through Agent Banking services from where freelancers will be able to get banking service and resolve their financial problems. In collaboration with BASIS, Payoneer and MasterCard, Mr. Arfan Ali, hoped that Bank Asia will ensure financial services to IT professionals and thus promote outsourcing and entrepreneurship in the country.

Mr. Patrick De Courcy, Head of Marketing- Payoneer (a payment gateway service) of Asia Pacific called upon the young freelancers to improve and set themselves in global scale. He assured that Payoneer will open up its more options of gateway payment service to help freelancers get their payment easily.

Mr. Russel T. Ahmed Senior Vice President of BASIS in his speech termed outsourcing as a start of the process for a bigger initiative and urged freelancers to form group and then turn to be entrepreneur.