Guest Info

Nilesh Bishesar has been the Managing Director of Qualogy Caribbean, a subsidiary of Qualogy Netherlands, for the last 13 years. He has over 20 years of experience working in diverse industries across the Caribbean region, Latin America, and the Netherlands, including telecom, oil & gas, and business consultancy.

Currently, Nilesh holds several prominent roles, serving as the President of the Board of De Surinaamsche Bank, an advisor for the ICT Association until 2024, and a Suriname Business Association board member.

His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from TU Delft in Holland and an MBA in Competitive Strategy from the FHR Institute and Maastricht School of Management in Holland.

About the Show

Suriname, a small South American country nestled on the continent’s northeastern coast, is a place of immense natural beauty, cultural diversity, and national pride. 

In this episode, Rajan Nazran embarks on a captivating journey into the heart of Suriname. Our guest for this exploration is Nilesh Bishesar, a proud Surinamese with firsthand experience of the country’s evolution.

Suriname has faced economic challenges over the years, including political instability, inflation, and increasing debt. Nilesh shares insights into Suriname’s linguistic paradise, where a multitude of languages, such as Dutch, Sranan Tongo, Hindi, Javanese, and Mandarin, coexist, reflecting the country’s rich multiculturalism and the people’s ability to connect across linguistic barriers.

They also delve into the influential Surinamese diaspora, scattered globally, and how they contribute to shaping Suriname’s future. The diaspora plays a vital role in the country’s growth with their skills, expertise, and financial resources. Establishing networks and partnerships with the global diaspora opens collaborative opportunities for mutual benefit. 

Join in exploring Suriname’s unique characteristics and path to progress with Rajan and Nilesh Bishesar.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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