Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) was established in 1991 under the Bangladesh
Krishi Bank order 1973 (President's Order No 27 of 1973). Its Head Office is
located at Krishi Bank Bhaban,83-85 Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000,
The primary objective of BKB is to provide credit facilities to farmers for
the development of agriculture and entrepreneurs engaged in development of
agro-based and cottage industries. The bank is guided in accordance with the
policies and principles of the government of the People’s Republic of
BKB has an authorized capital of Tk. 3,500
million (Taka three thousand five hundred million) only and paid up capital
of Tk. 3,500 Million (Taka Three thousand Five Hundred Million) only
which is fully paid by the government.
The bank operates its function through 949 branches (except Rajshahi
Division) of which 819 are rural and 130 are urban. It has 15 foreign exchange
(authorized dealer) branches. In the field level, the bank has 8 divisional,21
chief regional and 30 regional offices for close supervision of the branch
For smooth operation, the bank has also 56 field level audit offices of which
5 at Divisional and 51 at Regional levels. In the head office, the bank has 4
divisions headed by General Managers and 28 departments including Local
Principal Office and Training Institute headed by Deputy General Managers.
The existing strength of bank's manpower is 9526 against the approved
strength of 11968 as on 31 March, 2008.
The bank has a Board of Directors comprising of 11 members. The board is
headed by a Chairman. The directors represent both public and private sectors
and are appointed by the government. The Board Chairman is generally an
experienced professional who has wide acceptability and rapport.
The Managing Director is the Chief Executive of the bank. He is appointed by
The bank has two posts of Deputy Managing Directors and are appointed by the