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1922, as International Cooperative Banking Committee -- Comité international des banques coopératives, with membership from 7 European consumer cooperative banks. In 1964 membership was opened to all cooperative banks and central cooperative credit organizations directly or indirectly affiliated to International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), of which it is a specialized body. Following 28th ICA Congress, 1984, Hamburg (Germany FR), became an international specialized organization of ICA, with the title International Co-operative Alliance Central Banking Committee -- Comité central des banques coopératives de l'Alliance coopérative internationale or ICA Central Banking Committee -- Comité central bancaire de l'ACI; also sometimes referred to as International Association of Cooperative Banks -- Association internationale coopérative bancaire. Present name adopted 1992.

ICBA President

Subrahmanyam Bhima


Bhima Subrahmanyam has been associated with National Federation of State Cooperative Banks (NAFSCOB),India since 1982. He is the CEO/Managing Director of NAFSCOB since 1990. Prior to joining NAFSCOB, Mr. Bhima has been associated with reputed institutions viz., IIM Ahmedabad, ISRO and NIRD in India. He has authored over 100 articles, research papers .occasional papers etc. for internal purposes and participated in around120 domestic & international conferences /workshops/Seminars. He has been very active supporter of International Cooperative Alliance, Belgium, International Cooperative Banking Association (ICBA) ICA, APRACA, Thailand, NEDAC, Thailand ,IRU, Germany etc. He is elected as President of ICBA on 12-10-2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. He was born and brought up in Bapatla, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. He graduated from Hindu college, Guntur and post graduated from Andhra University in 1969. As President, ICBA , he has recently commissioned & completed the following two studies:
1. Regulation and Sustainability of Cooperative Banks: A cross Country Study
2. Sustainable Development Goals & Objectives: Contribution of Cooperative Banks

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  • Nov 29, 2019


Presentation on Regulatory Mechanism in Cooperative Banks

  • Nov 12, 2019


Bhima Subrahmanyam, President, ICBA & Managing Director, NAFSCOB, India is part of the interaction

  • Nov 12, 2019


Bhima Subrahmanyam, President, ICBA & Managing Director, NAFSCOB, India met Mr. Dominique LEFEBURE