Our exceptional team of managers possesses remarkable talent, diversity, and dedication, and plays an indispensable role in our awe-inspiring work. They embody excellence and serve as the foundation of our organization.

Roger Nyantou (Chief Executive Director)

Meet Roger, a highly skilled community researcher, pharmacist, and leader who has a wealth of experience in various fields. Roger’s exceptional management skills and his passion for fostering partnerships among different groups in the refugee sector make him a valuable asset to our organization.

Since arriving in the UK, Roger has worked tirelessly in the public, private, and voluntary sectors on various refugee integration projects. Through his work, he has developed a deep appreciation for the significant potential that refugees and other migrants possess, and he is committed to promoting this potential in all of his daily and volunteer activities.

Roger’s dedication to the refugee cause is truly inspiring, and we are fortunate to have him as part of our team. His expertise and experience in the field are invaluable, and we are confident that he will continue to make a meaningful impact on the lives of refugees and other migrants in the UK.

Jane, RETAS Quality Manager

Jane Hopkins (Quality  Assurance Manager)

Meet Jane, a valued member of our Adult Learning team here at RETAS since September of 2022. Jane’s role focuses on enhancing the quality of language skills delivery to our esteemed clients, which is a crucial aspect of our organization’s mission.

Jane’s introduction to RETAS came about through a colleague, and we are fortunate to have her on board. She takes great pride in her work, which involves monitoring class progress to ensure that we meet our contract targets. Additionally, she is responsible for course planning for the upcoming term, and provides essential support to our tutors.

Jane’s motivation stems from her belief in the transformative power of language skills. She has seen first-hand how language skills can positively impact an individual’s life chances and experiences in Leeds. Her dedication to this cause is truly inspiring, and we are grateful for her contributions to our team.

Yasir Mohamed (Volunteer Service Manager )

Meet Yasir, our volunteer manager, who has been a part of our team for the past five years. He first came to us as a 28-day project client, but with his dedication and hard work, he quickly rose through the ranks to become a board member, adviser, and eventually our esteemed Volunteer Service Manager.

Yasir’s journey with RETAS has been nothing short of remarkable. His experiences with our organization not only helped him settle and graduate from university, but also enabled him to integrate seamlessly into UK society. Through his involvement with RETAS, he learned the value of giving back to the community, which is what drives his work as a Volunteer Service Manager.

In his role, Yasir takes care of a variety of responsibilities, training volunteers, monitoring volunteers, and assisting clients with service provisions. His commitment to our cause and his exceptional work ethic make him an invaluable member of our team.

Hussam Dalil (Finance Manager)

Husam is an indispensable asset to the Finance department, having rendered five years of diligent service. Prior to joining the team, he was a zealous student and a passionate volunteer. He begins his day by fastidiously sorting through his electronic correspondence and assembling a comprehensive list of prioritized tasks. In addition to his professional pursuits, Husam enjoys a well-rounded lifestyle, replete with fitness regimens, cinematic excursions, linguistic pursuits, and convivial interactions with his social circle.