In today’s episode, Rajan travels to Saint Lucia to meet Rayneau Gajadhar, a household name and global Indian. From selling ice cream to operating quarries, Rayneau has lived the Saint Lucian dream and is now owner of one of the largest construction companies in the region.
Inspired by a Syrian refugee, today’s conversation is a tremendous insight into the psychology of business and his motivations. His candidness takes a look at the changing tides of politics and why it is so important to stimulate and educate youth in the practicalities of the world.
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About Rayneau Gajadhar:
Rayneau Gajadhar is a renowned Saint Lucian entrepreneur and Managing Director of the Rayneau Group of Companies; the largest locally-owned construction and industrial products conglomerate in Saint. Lucia. His construction empire in Saint Lucia consists of Construction & Industrial Equipment, (CIE) Ltd., RG Quarry Ltd, Rayneau Construction and Industrial Products (RCIP) Ltd & Rayneau Rentals & Sales Ltd.
Rayneau Gajadhar’s success story is an inspiring one, from a young man selling ice cream to now owning and managing a multimillion-dollar group of companies. In the vein of success, the Rayneau Group has expanded its operations since 2018, having similar businesses in Dominica, Saint Vincent, Antigua and Guyana and affiliated business in the rest of the Eastern Caribbean. Mr. Gajadhar’s latest commendable business venture in 2018, was attaining the sole dealership for the international brand Hyundai Heavy equipment for the Eastern Caribbean and Guyana.
The Rayneau Group of Companies is well known in the region for its stellar work in the completion of major infrastructural projects including community housing projects, hospitals, major roads and bridges and commercial buildings.
The continued success of the Rayneau Group over the last 25 years can be attributed to Mr. Gajadhar’s vision and his passion for quality service.
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Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer – Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Rayneau Gajadhar
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
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