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Peers is a non-profit foundation which organizes professional social networking charity events once a month in the city of Paramaribo for people that are willing to socialize while also supporting charity. The charity funds are donated to Not-For Profit Organizations such as Betheljada which provides care for people with handicaps, Het Parelhuis which cares for young children with HIV.

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Rashied Vrede

Rashied Vrede

President

Rashied Vrede is a young ambitious professional and is the current president of Peers. In 2010 he moved to Suriname from Amsterdam to further his career here in Suriname. He currently works for Staatsolie in the business development division which is responsible for the expansion of the existing business and development of new business at Staatsolie.. In his free time Rashied enjoys socializing and meeting new people, playing various sports and feeding the brain with films and good literature.

Raoul Tjon Jaw Chong

Raoul Tjon Jaw Chong

Treasurer

Raoul Tjon Jaw Chong is of mixed descent. He was born in Suriname and at a young age moved to the Netherlands. Besides having lived in the netherlands and Suirname Raoul has also lived in various countries such as the UK and Spain. Raoul has explored five continents and more than two dozen countries taking in the different cultures, cuisines and meeting plethora of new people. Professionally he works in business development at Kersten Holding and in his spare time he loves sports, fine cuisine and is an avid traveler.

Rogier Simson

Rogier Simson

Member

Rogier Simson was born in Suriname and moved to New York City at the age of 3. He came back to Suriname in his teen years. Since then Rogier has joined numerous foundations and committees, which have help broaden his network over the years. As a fan of new experiences and challenges, Rogier works as business analyst at Kersten Holding helping the company develop projects. Music, cooking and mingling are some of the things Rogier enjoys the most.

Ishan Kortram

Ishan Kortram

Member

After finishing high school he pursued his studies in Informatics & Economics in the Netherlands. After living there for 12 years he returned to Suriname and now works at CORFA as Manager Operations.
Next to his other fulltime job, being a father of 2 sons, he is a passionate sporter. He spends a lot of time in the gym doing crossfit and on the basketball field. He believes that Suriname, especially the young entrepreneurial generation has a lot of potential.

"With Peers I can contribute to that development and I am able to connect potential with the right talent.”

Manisha Soedamah

Manisha Soedamah

Member

After finishing her master degree in Accounting, Auditing & Control in the Netherlands she started working at ‘De Surinaamsche Bank N.V.’. She is contentious in her job, delivers quality and likes to communicate in a personal way. Because of her creative spirit she is continuously looking for challenges in everything she does; she doesn’t talk about problems but only about solutions. By pursuing her hobbies, painting and photography, she is able to keep the creative juices flowing. She likes to read and visits the gym at least three times a week.

"A good network provides opportunities, such as; jobs, projects, mergers, knowledge, new clients and products. With Peers I can contribute to connecting people to create synergy.”

Arvind Bachoe

Arvind Bachoe

Member

With more than 10 years of experience in sales, general management & business development he is a entrepreneurial & driven manager. He is the type of person to seek out commercial opportunities in every situation. Always looking for growth, he became proficient in communication which contributed in coaching & inspiring others and himself to accomplish exceeding achievements. He is motivated to learn (from life) for balance, growth, effectiveness & efficiency which together lead to success!

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New Peers Website

Welcome to our new website. After introducing our new concept ‘Peers Professionals’ last year, we decided it was time to revisit our website and improve the way we can communicate with you. There are a Read more…

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