Capital Bank Chief Executive Officer, Ala Qumsieh met with eight student-beneficiaries of the Elia Nuqul Foundation scholarships that the Bank has granted. With over two decades of experience, Qumsieh shared his banking know-how with the students.
The meeting, which was attended by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Elia Nuqul Foundation, Ghassan Nuqul, provided an opportunity for students in the fields of accounting, finance and banking to benefit from the grants offered by the Bank by expanding their horizons outside of their university studies and learning about the opportunities in the labour market.
Qumsieh urged students participating in the meeting to pay close attention to building "soft skills" in equal measure to systematic education due to the rapid changes taking place in the world today, which is witnessing the development of new technology every 18 hours. He emphasized that perseverance has become the key to change and success at work, which requires great efforts.
Qumsieh further stressed that passion is a key pillar behind success and professional development that leads to continuous learning and development, calling on students to strive to find their passion in life and to do their utmost to achieve this passion.
The Capital Bank CEO shared a practical vision of the banking sector reality, and the role of Capital Bank, one of the most prominent pillars of the national economy, in economic and investment programs as well as corporate social responsibility that it carries out to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.
Qumsieh praised the positive and active role played by the Elia Nuqul Foundation, which has been keen on educating youth and investing in them over the past years, noting that the partnership with this prestigious institution is in line with the Bank's community outreach strategy focusing on education and economic growth.
From his side, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Elia Nuqul Foundation, Ghassan Nuqul, expressed his pride and appreciation to Capital Bank, the pioneer in the Jordanian banking market, on its outstanding role in implementing its corporate social responsibility programs, and which have a clear impact on the education sector.
During the meeting, Nuqul urged students to set goals that include three circles of students comprising of themselves, their families and the society, as well as focusing on the fact that skills are the bridge that carries students to the job market and to professional life. He stated: "At a time when technology is competing with people at work, students face the challenge of developing analytical skills, dealing with others, keeping pace with technology, whilst adhering to the core values of honesty and sincerity in action."
Nuqul also seconded Qumsieh’s focus on the importance of passion for achieving goals in practical life with education being the first step to success, while perseverance leading the steps that follow.
To emphasize the importance of perseverance and continuing education, Nuqul quoted studies that demonstrate that 50% of the most important jobs in 2025 are unknown today due to the remarkable development of science. Hence, it is the task of students nowadays to prepare themselves for a tremendous amount of permanent and continuous education.
Nuqul went over the most important programs and strategic plans of the Elia Nuqul Foundation and its role in establishing a foundation project for sustainable charitable work aimed at caring for youth who have the ambition and desire to learn and improve their standard of living despite their difficult circumstances. He further pointed out that many of the achievements carried out by the Foundation are due to the support of a number of noteworthy national institutions and companies, chief amongst them being Capital Bank.
At the end of the meeting, Qumsieh opened the floor to the students who expressed their thanks and appreciation to Capital Bank for its constructive and positive role in providing unique educational opportunities for them.
The Elia Nuqul Foundation has set a number of conditions and criteria to enable underprivileged students to receive grants from the Foundation to develop Jordanian youth by offering them opportunities to complete their academic studies or to pursue vocational education, in cooperation with a number of partners, most notably Capital Bank.