James Thuch Madhier
Founder and Executive Director
As Executive Director, James oversees operations of The Rainmaker Enterprise. James is originally from Tonj, South Sudan, where he lived until age 15 before relocating to Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya during the Sudanese civil war. James came to the University of Toronto in 2014 through the World University Service of Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Program. James has been highly involved in international cooperation and transformative social justice work, notably with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) and the European Union, where he has been celebrated as a burgeoning leader and advocate in high-level discussions on trade for inclusive and sustainable growth. James is pursuing a BA in Peace Conflict and Justice Studies at the University of Toronto.