Karan grew up in Ghana and is now helping the nation’s poorest farmers reap higher profits. GADCO, which he cofounded, is now 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. The efficiencies possible in a large farm allow GADCO to add profit to the farmers’ bottom line. Karan 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. Karan received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School with high distinction graduating as a Baker Scholar. He was also named in the list of 2014 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine.