Chairperson

Brief info

Ananth Raja Ram is the founding Chairperson of Angel Network Botswana – a network of business angels focused on investing in and supporting startups and entrepreneurs in Botswana and across the continent. He has personally made angel investments into a number of local and international growth-oriented businesses, and provides mentorship to a few local start-ups looking to scale.

Ananth is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy at Botho University, a regional tertiary education institution with campuses in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Eswatini, and is a Director at the Enko Botho International Secondary School in Botswana. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree double majoring in Integrated Sciences and Computer Information Systems from Northwestern University (USA) and has an MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore). He has also completed the Senior Executive Program Africa from Harvard Business School (USA) and Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa). His career started as a software developer and includes a stint as a commodities broker but has primarily been in education with a focus on academic administration, quality assurance and strategic planning. Ananth is passionate about his family (nuclear, extended and his dog), education, youth/children, economic development, camping and cricket.