Anu Acharya

Anu Acharya is the CEO of Mapmygenome India, a Genomics company whose vision is “To touch 100 million lives”. In 2013, she introduced the concept of improved healthcare through personal genomics in India. Ever since, she has successfully pioneered the company through growing product lines, expanding affiliate network, and a Pre- Series A round of funding.

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Anu Acharya shares her personal side with BioSpectrum-

My Daily Routine-

I am usually up by 630 am if there is no early morning flight which is normally at least once a week. Key features of my routine include fitness (running and yoga), dropping my daughter to school, reading and early review of emails and plan. At Mapmygenome, there is no such thing as a “typical day at office”. Workday starts at 9:00-9:30 AM. We have scheduled weekly reviews on different days for Sales, Operations, Admin/HR, Genetic Counseling. I try to get home by 7 and spend some time with my daughter and sometimes workout for another 30 minutes and then get back to work. My day ends late between 1 am and 2 am. Travel and networking take up a significant amount of time in my schedule.

My idea of fitness and nutrition-

Extremely important. I learned the importance of fitness and nutrition in my childhood. I was always an athlete at school and college and even have the “sprint” gene. These days while I cannot do many team sports, we play TT in the office and I always have fitness as part of my daily schedule- either cardio, yoga, swimming, rowing etc. Genomepatri reiterated the value of these two in my lifestyle. Sports and nutrigenomics are important features of our test and these have helped me in taking fitness and nutrition to a new level. I usually do Cardio and yoga. At work, there is a cross-fit machine in my room and a Table-tennis table to ensure fitness.