YOGYAKARTA – The threat of economic crisis in Europe has made the world wary of the impact of global economic crisis. The condition begins to be anticipated by national banking sector. One of them is Mandiri Bank. It has even set aside liquidity if there are large scale withdrawals from customers due to the economic crisis shock. "Mandiri Bank set aside liquidity as much as 22 trillion rupiah and one billion dollar," Director of Mandiri Bank, Zulkifli Zaini, told reporters after giving general lecture at Grha Sabha Pramana UGM, Friday (7/10).
Zulkifli Zaini said that Mandiri Bank has a capital of 56.6 trillion as a result of accumulated profits. The capital of accumulated profits, Zaini admitted, is the largest compared to earnings of capital ownership of other banks in Indonesia. "Accumulated profits make our profit and capital bigger, we are the only bank with capital worth over 50 trillion, qualifying as an international bank," he said.
Meanwhile, the amount of profit generated through Mandiri Bank in June 2011 reached 6.3 trillion rupiah. The amount of this profit increased 44 percent compared with the profit generated in the same month last year. "In June last year, we achieved 4 trillion to 9.2 trillion profit (in book closing)," he said.
In the general lecture delivered for hundreds of students, Zaini said that Mandiri Bank holds educational programs at 198 schools and 13 universities throughout Indonesia. The program was attended by 3,600 students from elementary, junior and senior high schools and 3,500 university students. In addition to roll out education, Mandiri Bank also set up a banking school in primary and secondary schools to expand student knowledge and insights in the field of banking.
Independent Education activities with the theme Sincerity to Educate Children to Gain Achievements is one of the grand strategies for environmental development program in education. "Education is one of the pillars that support the advancement of Indonesia," he said.
Related to the establishment of banking school, Mandiri Bank allocates 6.93 billion rupiah to build the rooms, provide computers and books of banking, as well as student training about the mini-banking. According to Zulkifli, banking school establishment is an attempt to create a quality resource that can turn Indonesia’s banking industry into a major player in the international world.
He also said that Mandiri Bank distributes Mandiri Prestasi scholarship amounting 18.88 billion rupiah for 360 students from 18 universities. In addition, Mandiri Bank helped the procurement of library books to 98 schools totaling 490 million rupiah and contributed to improve education facilities at 12 universities with 16.8 billion rupiah in fund. Meanwhile, to strengthen entrepreneurship education in colleges, Mandiri Bank conducts Training of Trainers in eleven cities in various regions of Indonesia for 1,200 members of faculty from 240 universities. "Community Development Fund has been distributed by Mandiri Bank up to June 2011 amounting to 40.99 billion rupiah for various activities," he concluded.