Farouk was the founder of the Ismail Group of companies, the group now known as Choppies Enterprises. Farouk opened the first store in Wayside, Lobatse in 1986 and has witnessed the exponential growth of the group since. Given his presence in the Choppies Group since its inception, he has a strong understanding of the target market of Choppies and how to address market requirements. Social responsibility has been an important element of the Choppies business to Farouk thus he has taken a keen interest in this area of the business and has been a key player in all community activities in which Choppies has been involved.

Ramachandran (“Ram”) Ottapathu