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Historical Events of International Cooperative Banking Association (ICBA)

Documentation of important events.activities,achievements and other contributions is essential for any organization to move farward.Achievements were many in case of ICBA since its inception in 1922.Non availability of documentation has its own disadvantages and it is clearly evident in case of ICBA and its newly elected ,Chairman and Board Members, On 12-10-2019 in Kigali, Rwanda . An effort has been made by Newly elected President, ICBA to search for documentary evidence of atleast few events and related Photographs, wherein the president and other members of ICBA are associated. The events may be ICBA Seminars,Board meetings or Special meetings with President,ICBA


The identified events as per the Date/year and venue of events are as follows:



  • 01. 17-03-1997 Meeting/Seminar,Chiagmai,Thailand
  • 02. 25-10-1998 SeminarSeoul,South Korea
  • 03. 25-02-1995 Seminar,Bangkok,Thailand
  • 04. 25-06-2000 Seminar,Singapore
  • 05 09-03-2005 Meeting with ICBA president at Confederation Natonale Du Credit Mutuel,Paris.
  • 06. 2006 Visit, Navi Mumbai, India
  • 07. 19-10-2008 Meeting,Paris,France
  • 08 01-09-2010 Seminar,Beijing,China
  • 09. 30-09-2010 Paris,France-Meeting with President,ICBA .
  • 10. 17-11-,2009. Meeting,Geneva,Switzerland
  • 11, 16-11-2011 Board Meeting/Seminar,Cancun,Mexico
  • 12. 03-11-2013 ICBA Seminar ,Cape Town,South Africa
  • 13. 03-04-2015 Visit of ICBA President,International RTD,Mumbai
  • 14. 26-11-2015 MOU,Chamonix,France
  • 15. 20-03-2016 . ICBA President –National Seminar,New Delhi
  • 16. 08-12-2017 Visit to ICBA Office,Paris,France

Mr. Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Director of NAFSCOB; Mr. P.V. Prabhu, Ex. Chief Executive, NCARDB Federation welcoming Mr.Eugeniusz Laszkiewicz, Ex. President of ICBA & head of Polish Delegation of Cooperative Banks to NAFSCOB in 2006

Mr. Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Director, NAFSCOB and member of ICBA welcoming Mr.Eugeniusz Laszkiewicz, Ex. President of ICBA & head of Polish Delegation of Cooperative Banks to NAFSCOB in 2006.

Mr. Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Director, NAFSCOB & Member , ICBA presenting a paper on “Cooperatives Contribute to Build a Better World with particular reference to Tackling the Economic Crisis”, during the ICBA meeting at Cape Town, South Africa on 3rd November, 2013.

Mr. Jean Louis Bancel, Ex.President, International Cooperative Banking Association (ICBA), is being felicitated by Mr. Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Director, NAFSCOB during the inaugural ceremony of the National Conference on ‘Recent Trends in Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure : Towards Strengthening’ held at New Delhi on March 20, 2016.

Dr. Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, President, NCUI inaugurating the two-day Round Table Dialogue(RTD) on the role of cooperative banks and social finance institutions in promoting and financing social initiatives and social and solidarity enterprises at Mumbai, India on 03rd April, 2015. Mr. Jean Louis Bancel, President, International Cooperative Banking Association (ICBA) was the guest of honor in the Round Table Dialogue. Ms. Nicole Alix and Mr. Milder Villegas,President , INAISE /FIL ACTION, Dr. Bijender Singh, Ex. MLA, Chairman ,NAFSCOB, Mr, Balu Iyer, Regional Director, ICA-AP ware also present as special guests/Invitees. Mr. Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Director, NAFSCOB is also seen in the picture.

International Cooperative Banking Association (ICBA), International Cooperative Alliance (ICA),(at the instance of Mr.Jean Louis Bancel,Ex.President,ICBA,) Mont-Blanc Meetings (MBM) and National Federation of State Cooperative Banks (NAFSCOB) entered into the Memorandum of Understanding on 26-11-2015 at Chamonix- Mont-Blanc,France. Mr.Dileep Sanghani,Chairman,NAFSCOB,Mr.Bhima.S,Managing Director,NAFSCOB,Ms.Nicole Alix on behalf of MBM’Mr.Thierry Jeantet,on behalf of International Forum of the Social and Solidarity Economy Enterpreneurs were part of the MOU.

Mr. Jean Louis Bancel, Ex..President, International Cooperative Banking Association (ICBA) graced the occasion of inaugural ceremony of the National Conference on ‘Recent Trends in Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure: Towards Strengthening’ held at New Delhi on March 20, 2016 as Chief Guest . Dr. Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, President, NCUI, presenting the Performance Award to Mr. M. S. Dar, Chairman, Jammu & Kashmir SCB. Mr. Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Director, NAFSCOB, also joined the felicitation.

Mr.Dileep Sanghani, Ex. M.P./Ex. Minister, Gujarat, Chairman, NAFSCOB lighting the lamp of the inaugural ceremony of the National Conference on ‘Recent Trends in Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure : Towards Strengthening’ held at New Delhi on March 20, 2016. Mr.Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya,Hon’ble Unio Minister of state for Agriculture,Govt of India was the Chief Guest of this Function.Mr. Jean Louis Bancel, Ex.President, International Cooperative Banking Association (ICBA), Mr. Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Director, NAFSCOB, Dr. Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, President, NCUI, Mr.H. R. Dave, Deputy Managing Director, NABARD also joined the lightening of lamp ceremony.

Mr. Jean Louis Bancel, Ex.President, International Cooperative Banking Association (ICBA), addressing the inaugural ceremony of the National Conference on ‘Recent Trends in Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure: Towards Strengthening’ held at New Delhi on March 20, 2016.Mr.Bhima Subrahmanyam, Managing Director,NAFSCOB is also seen during the address.