San Diego, CA – Manchester Financial Group has named Alexandra D. Jameson as Director of International Relations. Jameson will be managing and leading all of Manchester Financial Group’s international development opportunities and business interests overseas; real estate development, hotels, investments, business operations, and identifying new business opportunities.
Ms. Jameson recently returned to the U.S. after living in Amman, Jordan while working for ARDD- Legal Aid, a local Jordanian NGO. While working in Amman, she assisted with the development and implementation of a program that targeted both local Jordanian and Syrian refugee women and children, empowering marginalized communities by giving them tools to become active members of civil society. Through this, she aided in supplying information on legal rights and enhancing the communities’ ability to be self-sufficient.
Recently, Ms. Jameson worked as a project manager to found a for-profit preschool in Kigali, Rwanda which launched in September 2016. She has worked closely with a local Rwandan partner to oversee the development of the school and establish an international framework for the school targeted to the local community.
While pursuing her Master’s Degree in Cairo, Egypt, Ms. Jameson experienced the tumultuous Arab Spring first hand, through four successive periods of governance from 2011 to 2015. During this time, Ms. Jameson worked for Delta Inspire, an Egyptian venture capital firm that serves as an incubator and accelerator for Egyptian start-ups and small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) while aiming to drive employment. She noted that after the Egyptian revolution, many existing SME’s struggled to maintain operations, making her role important in building their resilience mechanisms. By delving into investment management, Ms. Jameson established and strengthened her desire to continue working in development.
Ms. Jameson earned a dual B.A. in International Relations and Spanish at the University of Southern California and M.A. in Political Science at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She now serves on the board of AUC’s Los Angeles Alumni Chapter.
“I am pleased to have this brilliant young woman join our team,” said Papa Doug Manchester, developer and founder of Manchester Financial Group, “and believe her expertise is instrumental in bringing our company to the forefront of identifying international opportunities.”