Anu Acharya is a Visiting Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute. She is the CEO of Mapmygenome, which is India’s pioneering personal genomics company with a vision to touch 100 million lives. She was the CEO and Co-Founder of Ocimum Biosolutions from 2000 until April 2013. Since co-founding Ocimum in 2000, she has led the company through three strategic international acquisitions, two capital raises for equity investments and launch of several innovative products, solutions and services through its proprietary platform called RaaS (Research as a Service).
She was selected as a Young Global Leader for 2011 by the World Economic Forum and has won several accolades including, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Zee Business, 2019), Special Recognition (Leaders Category) by Indian Express (2019), Pride of Telangana Award (2018), IIT Kharagpur Distinguished Alumnus Award (2017), Jio Economic Times Startup Awards - Women Ahead (2015), Young Leaders Forum of British High Commission (2013), Biospectrum Entrepreneur of the Year and Astia Life Science Innovators Award (2008) and Red Herring 25 Tech Titans under 35(2006).
Anu serves on governing boards of NIBMG & IIIT Hyderabad, Action for India & KIIT, Board of mentors for Ivy Cap Ventures and is a member of CII National Committee on Biotechnology.