Chairman Choithrams Retail $1.4bn
LT PAGARANI IS THE FORCE behind the transformation of regional powerhouse Choithrams, which was originally set up in West Africa in 1944 by Thakurdas Choithram Pagarani. The current chairman of the celebrated supermarket brand expanded Choithram & Sons into an international name spanning Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East, having opened the first Choithrams store in the UAE three decades ago. Today, it boasts over 25 stores across the GCC. But the chairman of one of the UAE’s most successful companies is just as active when it comes to giving back to his community, as Choithrams has donated millions of dollars to the UN World Food Programme.