About the founder
Hi there, I am Jade!
Thank you for visiting this website! I created this brand with the vision and mission to advocate and create awareness concerning the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDG's 2030). I want to create awareness that we are all able to contribute to the SDG's as individuals. We have less than 10 years to comply with these goals and achieve the desired results. 'Leave no one behind' is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 agenda and I promise to never stop advocating for equality for all. People are the most valuable 'Foreign Exchange' in our world. We should all be able to flourish, shine and live a happy abundant life.
I am so excited that we share the same principles and universal values. Spread the word and share the love. Raising awareness is already a big contribution.
Who am I?
I was born in Suriname, a culturally Caribbean country on the north eastern coast of South America. I earned my MSc in Business Administration at the Vrije Universiteit (VU University) Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
I’ve always had a passion for education and development and knew I wanted to pursue a career which would allow me to serve and contribute to a bigger purpose.
I am currently the representative for Suriname on the Executive Board of Directors at the Inter-American Development Bank Group, where I serve as the focal point between the Government of Suriname and the Bank. I am dedicated to bringing attention to the needs and opportunities of small and island states and advocating for awareness for unjustified distinctions like Diversity & Inclusion, vulnerable populations and climate change.
In this position I grew to learn more about the importance of sustainability and inclusivity. This brand allows me to reach more people and individuals in reaching sustainable development for all. My goal is to contribute to an inclusive world where everything and all are equal and make it a way of life.
Thank you all so much, I appreciate you and let's leave no one behind in the pursuit of a world of abundance.
Jade Charity Tjon, Founder Foreign Exchange by Jade