Raphael Mokades

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"Raphael Mokades is the founder and Managing Director of Rare Recruitment. Raphael has a First class degree from Oxford University. While at Oxford, Raphael represented the University at basketball, served as his College’s JCR President, and organized the biggest ball Oxford has ever seen. Raphael joined the Financial Times in 2001. From 2003 to 2005 he was in charge of diversity at Pearson, the international media company which owns the FT. Pearson won two Race for Opportunity awards during this time.

"Raphael set up Rare in 2005. The business now works with some of the UK’s most prestigious companies, has over 2,000 candidates on its books, and employs sixteen people. Raphael is a graduate of the Common Purpose Matrix programme and a Fellow of the British American Project. He is a non-executive Director of Hubbub, the local online food delivery service.

"Raphael has written on business, sport and social issues for both the Guardian and Financial Times. He has co-authored four Rare research reports: ‘Recruiting Arabic-Speaking Graduates (2009)’; ‘High Achieving Black Students: A Portrait’ (2009); ‘What Top Ethnic Minority Students Want’ (2010); and ‘Class, Race and Recruitment: Best Practices’ (2011). He also is the author career guide for young people, Three Steps to Success, published by Profile Books." [1]

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  1. Rare Recruitment Board, organizational web page, accessed August 30, 2012.