NAB and JNF host economic and business students

June 23, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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JNF in collaboration with the National Australian Bank (NAB) hosted year 10 and 11 Business and Economics students to access some of Australia’s leading minds on the theme of ‘The Future – Banking & Business’.

On behalf of JNF Daniel Yesgar, Senior Manager at NAB Private, invited 70 high school students and young adults from Emanuel School, Masada College, Moriah College, JEMS Young Adults, and Kesser Torah College  (who joined via Zoom) to their headquarters in the CBD. Students heard from experts on topics including private banking, cybercrime and fraud, the future of banking and NAB’s connection with the Jewish community.

Ivano Simonutti, Executive at NAB opened the event and welcomed all the guests.

Justin Greiner (NAB), Yigal Nisell (JNF) and Daniel Yesgar (NAB)

Yigal Nisell, JNF Education Shaliach, talked about JNF’s ongoing commitment to grow our engagement with future leaders of the community.

Speaking virtually, Rabbi Levi Wolff from Central Synagogue, welcomed the cohort, describing money as a ladder – neither good nor bad. He said: “It can lift us up or pull us down, bring families together or tear families apart. It can be used or abused.”

From NAB, Lacey Landesmann explained about cybercrime and cybersecurity providing examples of phishing.  Todd Forest shared with us about the exciting space of NAB Ventures and introduced the participants to private equity, venture capital, angel investing and crowd funding. Sally Auld talked about macroeconomic & market updates discussing the importance of having a diversified portfolio and for navigating the ever-changing global investment markets and key thematics.

To wrap up, the speakers participated in a panel followed by a Q&A session and a delicious kosher breakfast (Soul Gourmet catering) provided by the bank. Based on the calibre of the questions from the audience, the speakers agreed that there is a lot of potential in these young people becoming future leaders of the community.


One Response to “NAB and JNF host economic and business students”
  1. Rabbi and Mrs Gary Pollack says:

    What an exciting event to help educate the next generation.
    Kudos to Daniel Yesgar and his team for this innovative approach.

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