We are Rayner AAM Limited based in Hong Kong but with significant interest in the economic development of West Africa, commencing with Ghana.
We feel confident that the launch of the crowd funding website will focus attention on the unemployment situation in Ghana today and in other African countries in the future.
We are the Fund Manager and will recruit and appoint Ghanaian graduates in our endeavours to promote and attract students, graduates (employed and un-employed), potential sponsors, advocacy groups, businesses, and government agencies to this vital cause.
We will use every possible channel for promotion of the funding and the benefits of mobilizing a very large intellectual and energetic resource within Ghana.
Darrold Cordes – Project Director
Darrold holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree (Electronic Engineering) for the University of Adelaide and Graduate Diploma in Mathematics from what is now the University of South Australia.
He is currently undertaking a Doctor of Sustainable Development degree with Curtin University in Australia. His research thesis is on the impact of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Foreign Direct Investment on economic growth in West Africa.
Darrold has considerable experience in a range of industries covering startup ventures, public companies, international business and capital raising.
His involvement in West Africa stems from observations made during many visits to the region on the condition of public infrastructure, health care services, education and employment. He is of the view that changes can be made to develop sustainable business models in agribusiness, manufacturing and associated industries that will drive significant economic growth in the future.
The Funding Ghana Graduates Today initiative was inspired by the lack of meaningful job opportunities and role models to motivate the many unemployed graduates of Ghana to become self-employed.
Alexandra Cordes – Project Manager
Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Charles Darwin University in Australia graduating in 1998.
Alexandra is a business analyst with over twenty years of experience in both private and public sectors. She brings together unconventional thinking, unique experiences and experimental approaches to clearly communicate solutions to complex business problems.
Alexandra commenced her career developing GIS tools that modelled pastoral carrying capacity scenarios in ArcView GIS. She then took on a strategic role supporting a government agency aligning technology and systems with their business needs.
She has considerable project and strategic planning experience across a range of industry sectors including health, mining, fisheries, primary industries, environment and natural resources, infrastructure, education, health, social inclusion, arts, and back office operations.
You can connect with Alexandra on LinkedIn.
Paul Sefah – Project Liaison
Paul attended Junior High School in Jamasi from which he graduated in 2003. He then went on to Adisadel College in Cape Coast from 2004-2007.
Paul graduated in 2012 from the University of Ghana with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology. His studies covered psychology, political science and Spanish.
Upon graduation, he fulfilled his national service obligation at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Ghana’s only oil refinery. He spent one year as a personnel assistant in the Human Resource Department.
From 2014 to present, he has been working for Rayner AAM Limited on various resource related projects as Personal Assistant to the CEO in West Africa.