On October 5, 2021, the next meeting of the International Banking Council (IBC) was held.
On October 5, 2021, the next meeting of the International Banking Council (IBC) was held. This time the host party was the Independent Association of Banks of Ukraine (NABU). The meeting was held in a mixed format. The broadcast was conducted from the city of Odessa (Ukraine). 16 heads of Eurasian banking Associations attended the meeting.
The Chairman of the IBC, Chairman of the Board of the FBA EAC Alexander Murychev opened the meeting.
The Mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov addressed the audience with a welcoming speech.
Before proceeding to discuss the proposed topic of the meeting, the Chairman of the IBC acquainted the participants with the statement of the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI). Chris de Nus, Managing Director, expressed a desire to become a member of the IBC and told about the institute and what his organization expects from interaction with the IBC.
In his speech, Chris de Nus said that WSBI, being the oldest organization founded in 1924, focuses on solving issues of global importance affecting the banking industry. Since recently, the institute has supported the G20 goals of achieving sustainable, inclusive and balanced growth and job creation worldwide, whether in industrialized or less developed countries. WSBI represents the interests of its members before international politicians and standard-setters on the main regulatory issues and other issues that shape the international policy of retail banking services. They also promote the concept of a pluralistic banking model and favorable conditions for expanding access to financial services. WSBI plays a serious role in bringing together participants to share knowledge through meetings at the international level, as well as on technology platforms. In conclusion, Chris de Nus said that in joining the IBC, he sees an opportunity to expand WSBI's activities in the territory of the Eurasian countries, in joining efforts to protect the interests of the banking community.
After the unanimous voting for joining the IBC of the World Institute of Savings and Retail Banks, the participants moved on to discuss the stated topic of the meeting "Lessons of the pandemic: Global innovations in risk management, business models and anti-corruption compliance".
Elena Korobkova, Executive Director of NABU, delivered the main report on the topic. She spoke about the problems and successes of the banking sector of Ukraine.
The participants learned about the situation in the banking sector of Northern Macedonia from the speech of Maya Tsvetkova-Shterieva, President of the North Macedonian Banking Association.
Konstantin Artyukh, Vice President of the Association of Banks of Russia, shared information about the situation in the Russian banking sector, the Bank of Russia's policy in the field of supervision, modern technological solutions for sustainable banking business. He noted that accelerated digitalization and ecosystem transformation would determine the development of the financial sector in the coming years.
The participants of the meeting learned about the situation in Serbia from the speech of Vladimir Vasić, General Secretary of the Association of Serbian Banks.
Then the meeting participants discussed the Regulations on the Expert Council and elected the Secretary of the Council. He became Marat Baytokov, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Association of Banks of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Christina Stoycheva was elected as a new Executive Secretary of IBC.
In conclusion, the participants discussed the venue of the next meeting of the IBC. At the suggestion of the Association of Banks of Azerbaijan, it will be held in May 2022 in Baku.