Jay Ramesh is the Chairman of the Botho University Board of Directors. He is the Managing Partner of Grant Thornton, an accounting firm currently ranked the third largest in Botswana with a present staff complement of 148 including 99 Batswana. Jay took over as the Managing Partner in 2000 after having worked in all divisions of the firm and played a lead role in forging an international affiliation for this locally established firm. The firm was started under the name of Acumen in 1976 and became the Botswana member of Grant Thornton International in 1992. Jay has been actively involved within and outside the firm in the training of Batswana in the field of accountancy and business studies since 1984. He has constantly strived for the development of the accounting profession in the country through his roles of teaching to part-time University students and by being an active member in the development and growth of the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants.