Khalid Shoman to be laid to rest
The Jordan Times
By Tareq Ayyoub
AMMAN - the death of Khalid Shoman, a major
shareholder in the Arab Bank, is considered as great loss
to "the country and the institution" which he
had served for the past five decades, friends and bankers
said on Sunday.
Shoman, who passed away in Vienna on Saturday,
was suffering from a serious lung problem, which forced
him to undergo treatment in Austria for the past two years.
"Khalid played a major role in the modernization
of the Arab Bank and his death is a loss not only for the
Arab Bank, but the country as a whole," a friend of
the deceased said.
"His flexibility helped in improving
the activities of the bank against the conservative attitude
the Arab Bank was following." Another friend told the
Khalid and his elder brother Abdul
Majeed, the chairman of the Arab Bank Group, shouldered
the responsibility of the 71-year-old institution following
the death of their father Abdul Hameed, the founder of the
bank in 1974.