Advisory Board

  • Anu Acharya, CEO, Ocimum Biosolutions
    anuradhaAnu Acharya is the Founder & CEO of Ocimum Biosolutions, a global genomics outsourcing partner for discovery, development and diagnostics. She was recently named a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum for its class of 2011. She currently serves as a governing board member at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), the premier R&D Organization in India and also a governing board member at the NIBMG (National Institute for Biomedical Genomics). Prior to founding Ocimum Biosolutions, Ms. Acharya has had 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 University of Illinois where she has two Post Graduate degrees in Physics and MIS.She was selected by Red Herring Magazine to the list of “25 Tech Titans under 35″ in 2006. She has been named Biospectrum "Entrepreneur of the Year" for 2008 and also has been awarded the Astia Life Science Innovators Award in the same year. Ms. Acharya has been a past President of the Hyderabad chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization and currently serves on the board of ABLE (Association of Biotech Led Enterprises).
    Srini Akkaraju, Managing Director, New Leaf Venture Partners M. S. Ananth, Former Director, IIT Madras Ed Cutrell, Unit Head, Microsoft Research India Ashish Dhawan, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, ChrysCapital; Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation Dr. James J. Gillespie, CEO of the Center for Healthcare Innovation Shikhar Ghosh, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School Sushmita Ghosh, President Emeritus, Ashoka Foundation Mark Granovetter President Emeritus, Ashoka Foundation Sanjay Joshi, Principal, ZS Associates Mahesh Krishnamurthy, Partner at IVF Advisors Private Limited Dr. Ashwin Naik, Co-Founder of Vatsalya Laura Parkin, Chief Executive Officer, National Entrepreneurship Network Prof V. Kasturi Rangan, Harvard Business School Prof. Hayagreeva Rao, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business NISH H. ACHARYA