chairman message

Chairman Message

Banco BIC began its activity in Angola in May 2005 with a strategy based on retail banking, corporate banking and private banking.

In 2015, we celebrated our tenth anniversary. These first ten years represent years of growth and extraordinary results which have allowed us to secure a top position in the banking sector, not only in Africa but also in other continents. Our Bank has 220 branches across Angola, reflected in the lives of 2100 staff members and over one million customers. Such is the scale of this private bank with the largest commercial network in Angola.

Internationalization has constituted an important feature of our growth over these last ten years. We began in 2008, with the opening of Banco BIC Portugal, for which our main goal was to foster economic relations between Angola and Portugal, with a particular commitment to supporting Small and Medium Companies. Additionally, within the scope of its export activity, Banco BIC Portugal has already established itself as a key correspondent Bank of other Angolan banks.

Throughout our history, our priority has been to cement relationships with communities through the creation of a favourable environment for investment and growth. We are committed to actively providing quality support not only to small and medium companies, but also to large corporate groups. To this end, we rely on a specialized team of professionals who are driven to employing their dedication and knowledge in both the domestic and international markets.

Today, we are already established in five countries, namely Angola, Portugal, Cape Verde (IFI), South Africa (Rep. Office), and now the Republic of Namibia.

The strategic action and business plan of Bank BIC Namibia is geared towards generating value and providing a quality service to BIC Clients, in close connection with the other banks belonging to the “BIC Universe”.

Our common goal is to offer a constant, daily service of excellence to our Clients, in all the areas of the Bank, and to make them our esteemed partners with whom we can share the success we are achieving.

Initially, Bank BIC will be represented in Windhoek and in the north of the country, close to the border with Angola. At a later stage, we will broaden our network of branches to the main cities of the Republic of Namibia.

Growing Together, this is our motto!
We wish to grow in a sustainable and innovative manner, offering the best solutions to our clients. Indeed, these are the founding principles of BIC’s history of success in addition to the unequivocal dedication and support of our Staff and Clients, and the trust of our shareholders and other partners.

This is what has boosted the growth of our Baobab root, our symbol and inspiration, making it stronger with the passing of each day.

Our sincere gratitude to all those who have chosen to join us. We will grow together!

Fernando Mendes Teles
Chairman of the Board of Directors