Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is an Indian businessperson who founded Akamara Biomedicine Pvt Ltd. and who has been at the head of 9 different companies. Currently, Dr. Mashelkar is Non-Executive Chairman for Reliance GeneMedix Ltd. and Chairman for Marico Innovation Foundation. Dr. Mashelkar is also President of Global Research Alliance, Member of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia and Chairman-Innovation Council at Persistent Systems Ltd. and on the board of 10 other companies.
Dr. Mashelkar previously held the position of Chairman & President of National Innovation Foundation, Chairman at Vyome Therapeutics, Inc., President at Indian National Science Academy, President for The Institution of Chemical Engineers, Director General at Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Non-Executive Chairman at Reliance Genemedix Ltd. (United Kingdom), Associate of National Academy of Sciences, Chairman for IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health and Associate Member at American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
He received a doctorate and an undergraduate degree from Institute of Chemical Technology and a doctorate from the University of Mumbai.