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Mr. Subash Lingareddy
Founder, President & CFO, Ocimum Biosolutions

Mr. Subash Lingareddy is a Financial Professional and a CFA charter holder with over six years of experience working in several roles from an equity analyst to a financial risk manager, before founding Ocimum. He has an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a concentration in Corporate Finance. He has a MS in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago specializing in risk management. He has a Bachelors degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.

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Ms. Anu Acharya
Director, Ocimum Biosolutions

Ms. Anu Acharya is the Founder and director of Ocimum Biosolutions. She had founded Ocimum Biosolutions in 2000 and led the company through strategic international acquisitions, capital raises for equity investments and launch of several innovative products, solutions and services.

She currently serves as a governing board member at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the premier R&D Organization in India and also a governing board member at the National Institute for Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG). Ms. Acharya is a past President of the Hyderabad Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization and currently serves on the board of Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE).

She was recently named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum for its class of 2011. In 2008, she was named Biospectrum “Entrepreneur of the Year” and was conferred the Astia Life Science Innovators Award. She was selected by Red Herring Magazine to the list of “25 Tech Titans under 35″ in 2006.

Prior to founding Ocimum Biosolutions, Ms. Acharya has had rich experience in the Telecom, IT and entrepreneurship arenas. She worked for a start-up in the telecommunications space called Mantiss Information and a consulting firm called SEI Information where she helped create a social networking site for entrepreneurs. 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.

Dr. Anula Jayasuriya MD, PhD
Co-founder and Managing Director, Evolvence India Life Science Fund (EILSF)

Dr. Anula Jayasuriya is an independent director on board of Ocimum Biosolutions. She is the Co-founder and Managing Director of the Evolvence India Life Science Fund (EILSF). She is also serving on boards for Health Care Global (Bangalore) and Lipomics Technologies (Sacramento, CA). In addition, she is a non-profit board director for Astia, LPFI, Harvard Business School Health Industry Alum, and Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research.

Earlier, she was VP-Corporate Development at Genomics Collaborative Inc. and Vice President for Global Drug Development at Hoffman-La Roche. Dr. Jayasuriya also served as a partner with Skyline Ventures in Palo Alto and with TVM, a German-US venture capital firm in San Francisco.

Dr. Jayasuriya has done her BA from Harvard summa cum laude, MD and PhD (in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) from Harvard Medical School. She interned in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. She also has an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and M. Phil. in pharmacology from the University of Cambridge, England.

Dr. P. Sujata
Founder & CSO, Ocimum Biosolutions

Dr. Sujata has done post-doctoral work in Université de Perpignan, France, and has over 15 years of experience in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. She has also worked on DNA sequencing and Genome mapping at Texas A&M University, USA, and has Biotechnology and Functional Bioinformatics experience at one of the largest life sciences companies in the US.