Anuradha Acharya

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Anuradha Acharya
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Born1972 (age 47–48)
NationalityIndia Indian
Alma materIIT Kharagpur
University of Illinois at Chicago
Known forGenomics
AwardsYoung Global Leader, World Economic Forum
WebsiteAnu Acharya's blog [1]

Anuradha Acharya (born 1972) is an Indian entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Ocimum Bio Solutions and Mapmygenome. She was awarded Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011.

Early life[edit]

Acharya was born in Bikaner but spent most of her life in Kharagpur. Acharya graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 1995.[2] She then moved to Chicago in 1995 and acquired Master of Science in Physics and MIS (Management Information Systems) from the University of Illinois at Chicago.[3]

Positions held[edit]

Acharya is the founder and was the CEO of Ocimum Bio Solutions, a genomics outsourcing company for discovery, development and diagnostics, headquartered in Hyderabad, India from 2000 to 2013. She also serves as a member of the governing body of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research,[4] on the board for the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics based in Kalyani, West Bengal,[5] on the Global Agenda Council on Genetics 2011 in the capacity of Vice Chair.[6]

Acharya is the founder and CEO of Mapmygenome- A molecular Diagnostic company that offer personal genomics and diagnostics products.[7]

She is also a board member for the Association of Biotech Enterprises,[8] is on the Advisory board for the Action for India[9] and on the board of mentors at IvyCap Ventures.[10] The Maryland-based company Gene Logic's Genomics division was acquired by Ocimum in 2007 and in 2012 Ocimum sold a portion of the business (BioRepository), to Transgenomics and moved the rest of the business to India.

Prior to founding Ocimum, Acharya held positions in a consulting company called SEI Information and a telecommunications software company called Mantiss Information which has since been acquired by Dynegy Corporation.


Acharya was named by Red Herring Magazine to the list of 25 Tech Titans under 35 in 2006.[11] Acharya has also received the Entrepreneur of the year award by Biospectrum magazine.[12] and the Astia Life Science Innovators Award in 2008.[13] Acharya has been honoured as a 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.[14] Acharya was awarded ET Women Ahead honor by the Economic Times in 2015.[15] She was named in the 2018 W-power trailblazers by Forbes.

Acharya has a book on Poetry published called "Atomic Pohe- Random Rhymes at odd times- On Science, Non Science and Nonsense."[16] Acharya has written a chapter on Research as a Service (RaaS) in the book Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: Discovery and Preclinical Services (Pharmaceutical Outsourcing, Volume I.[17] Acharya also published an article in Nature Biotechnology called "What mergers can do for you"[18] and is an active contributor to various other magazines and newspapers like the Hindu Business Line.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Acharya was born to a professor and lived early years of her life in a campus town. Acharya is married to Subash Lingareddy, founder and CFO of Ocimum Bio Solutions.[20] They have two daughters.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Janampatri to Genomepatri – Anu Acharya". Janampatri to Genomepatri – Anu Acharya.
  2. ^ A toast to IIT Kharagpur Archived 14 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Movers and Shakers with Anuradha Acharya".
  4. ^ "CSIR Members of the Governing Body" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 July 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  5. ^ National Institute of Biomedical Genomics: Members of the Governing Body Archived 2 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Global Agenda Council Members 2011 Archived 26 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Mapmygenome Official Website India". Default Store View.
  8. ^ ABLE Executive Council Archived 1 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Advisory Board for Action for India Archived 8 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Board of Mentors IvyCap Ventures Archived 6 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Titans in Waiting Archived 4 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Biospectrum Biotech Industry Awards declared". Archived from the original on 22 September 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  13. ^ Astia Award Winners Archived 23 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Ocimum Biosolutions's CEO Anuradha Acharya honoured as 2011 Young Global Leader Archived 2012-01-01 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "ET startup awards: Anu Acharya becomes the "Women Ahead" – ETtech".
  16. ^ Acharya, Anu (6 October 2015). Atomic Pohe: Random Rhymes between the lines. On Science, Non Science and Nonsense. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1-5176-2669-3.
  17. ^ Outsourcing: Discovery and Preclinical Services (Pharmaceutical Outsourcing, Volume I
  18. ^ "What Mergers can do for you".
  19. ^ "Musical ability — it's all in the genes".
  20. ^ "Disclosure".

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