Zameer Choudrey

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Zameer Choudrey

CEO, Bestway CEO

Last ranked: 34

Choudrey fought off strong competition to lift The Grocer Gold Cup in 2015. His assured leadership helped the wholesale giant increase profits by almost 50% to £267m while masterminding the acquisition of the Co-operative Group’s pharmacy business. Despite offering a lower price than private equity rivals, a persuasive Choudrey secured the deal, adding to the group’s increasingly diversified portfolio, which now includes both banking and cement manufacturing.

A forward-looking Choudrey has also modernised, in a sector that too often neglects technology, to put the group at the forefront of digital wholesale innovation.

The Grocer's Power List 2016 reflects a sector in upheaval