Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Anu Acharya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ocimum Biosolutions, a global genomics outsourcing partner for discovery, development and diagnostics. Since founding the company in 2000, she has led the company with its proprietary platform called RaaS (Research as a Service). Acharya currently serves as a Governing Board Member at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the premier R&D organization in India and at the NIBMG. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Genetics. Acharya has had a rich experience in the telecom, IT and entrepreneurship arenas. Her experience is backed by education at premier institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India (IIT) and the University of Illinois. She has been awarded several awards by Red Herring Magazine, Biospectrum, Astia, Aleap and NASSCOM. Acharya has been a past President of the Hyderabad chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization and currently serves on the Board of ABLE, IvyCap Ventures and Action for India.