Mr. Ramachandran Ottapathu is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of ICAI, an Associate member of Botswana Institute of Accountants, and a certified SAP consultant. He has about 25 years of vast experience in the retail industry - handling both finance and operations. He is also an expert in areas such as Manufacturing, Packaging, Milling, and Medical distribution. He is presently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Choppies Enterprises Ltd., a retail chain headquartered at Gaborone, Botswana, and has 246 stores spread across Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Mozambique. Choppies Enterprises Ltd. is listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange and has a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Africa's biggest Stock Exchange. This company has bagged a turnover of about $ 1 Billion and is one of the biggest retailers in the continent. He has more than 50 business enterprises under his stewardship and was featured in Forbes Magazine (Forbes - Africa edition Mar '16).