Establishment Bangladesh Bank, the central bank and apex regulatory body for the country’s monetary and financial system, was established in Dhaka as a body corporate vide the Bangladesh Bank Order,1972 with effect from 16th December, 1971. The general superintendence and direction of the affairs of Bangladesh Bank is entrusted to a Board of Directors consisting of 09 members headed by the Governor. At present it has ten offices along with a head office in Dhaka and has a manpower of around 5000. Vision To develop continually as a forward-looking central bank with competent and committed professionals of high ethical standards, conducting monetary management and financial sector’s supervision to maintain price stability and financial system robustness, supporting rapid broad based inclusive economic growth, employment generation and poverty eradication in Bangladesh. Mission Statement Bangladesh Bank are carrying out its following main functions as the country’s central bank: – formulating monetary and credit policies. – managing currency issue and regulating payment system. – managing foreign exchange reserves and regulating the foreign exchange market. – regulating and supervising banks and financial institutions. – advising the government on interactions and impacts of fiscal, monetary and other economic policies. Besides, Bangladesh Bank, in the recent years, has also undertaken development initiatives in areas like financial inclusion, sustainable financing, digitization of the banking sector etc with a view to taking the country towards attaining inclusive and environment friendly sustainable economic growth.