Karan is currently an MBA student at the Harvard Business School. Karan is part of the executive team and leads strategy, partnerships and business development for Global Agri-Development Company (GADCO), a vertically integrated agri-food business focused on the production, processing and marketing of food products in Africa. Recently, Karan has consulted for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and private sector businesses on south-south partnerships (particularly the Brazil-Africa corridor) for technology transfer and policy lessons.
Prior to this, Karan spent three years at McKinsey & Company where he was awarded the social sector fellowship and focused on market-based and scalable solutions for broad-based economic development. At McKinsey, Karan worked with multiple stakeholders (governments, leading foundations, fortune 500 businesses and NGOs) on broad ranging economic development topics, including agriculture transformation, REDD strategy, low carbon economic development, forestry, sustainability and reconstruction in multiple countries including Ethiopia, Guyana and Haiti. Prior to McKinsey, Karan worked for Siemens AG in Germany.
Karan received his BSc. in Electrical Engineering with highest honors from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He is an Indian citizen and has lived in Ghana for 18 years.