Co-Founder and Managing Director, GADCO (Global Agri-Development Company)
Karan Chopra is co-founder and managing director of GADCO (Global Agri-Development Company), Ghana’s largest producer of rice. The farm loops in 1,000 impoverished local farmers, providing seeds and fertilizer, buying their crops, and selling them in a global supply chain, creating large-scale efficiencies that allow the farmers to make a profit. Chopra was raised in Ghana and obtained his MBA in the United States. He previously worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he was awarded the Social Sector Fellowship and focused on market-based and scalable solutions for broad-based economic development. Chopra was named one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs in 2014.