BAIDURI BANK GROUP hosted a sit-down banquet for its customers and business associates for its ‘Malam Silaturrahim 2011’ celebration at The Empire Hotel and Country Club last night.
Gracing the event as the guest of honour was the Chairperson of Baiduri Bank Group Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Zariah Binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohammed Alam. The event was also graced with the presence of other members of the royal family.
The evening began with the recital of “Takbir Raya” and other traditional performances such as traditional dances and a pantun.
Following this, General Manager of Baiduri Bank, Pierre Imhof, made a welcoming address where he expressed his appreciation on behalf of the group to the guests for their support during the past year and outlined its major progress and achievements.
“Baiduri Bank Group achieved satisfactory financial results in 2010. Total assets increased 3.5 per cent to $2.6 billion out of which total loans and advances reached $1.5 billion,” highlighted Imhof in his speech. He also highlighted numerous international awards won by Baiduri Bank Group including the “Company of the Decade for Brunei” award from World Finance. The bank had also recently launched the Chinese RMB Time Deposit and Savings account, said Imhof. Baiduri Bank had also launched the UnionPay debit card – the first pin-based international debit card in Brunei.
After his speech, Imhof then proceeded to escort HRH Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Zariah onto the stage who was then presented tokens of appreciations from five organisations which have benefited from Baiduri Bank Group’s charity programmes: Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, Child Development Centre, Smarter Brunei, Learning Ladders Society and Ripas Pediatric Haemoto-Oncology Centre. – The Brunei Times