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International Co-operative Banking Association (ICBA)

The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) was founded in London, England on 19 August 1895 during the 1st Alliance Co-operative Congress. The delegates from co-operatives from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, England, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, and the USA. were present. The representatives established the Alliance's aims to provide information, define and defend the Co-operative Principles and develop international trade. The Alliance was one of the only international organisations to survive both World War I and World War II. Overcoming all the political differences between its members was extremely difficult, but the Alliance survived by staying committed to peace, democracy, and by remaining politically neutral. The Alliance confirms its political neutrality in 1896.

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

Latest News

  • 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

  • Feb 23, 2020

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Chief Minister, Govt. of Bihar addressing