Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is an Indian businessperson who founded Akamara Biomedicine Pvt Ltd. and who has been at the head of 10 different companies. Dr. Mashelkar holds the position of Non-Executive Chairman at Reliance GeneMedix Ltd., Chairman for Vyome Therapeutics, Inc. and Chairman of Marico Innovation Foundation. Dr. Mashelkar is also Chairman for Reliance Innovation Council, President at Global Research Alliance, Member of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia and Member-Innovation Board at Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin SCA and on the board of 10 other companies.
In the past he occupied the position of Chairman & President of National Innovation Foundation, President of Indian National Science Academy, President at The Institution of Chemical Engineers, Director General at Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Member of Australian Academy of Sciences, Non-Executive Chairman of Reliance Genemedix Ltd. (United Kingdom), Associate at National Academy of Sciences, Member-International Intellectual Property Rights at United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, Associate at National Academy of Engineering, Chairman of 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.