, CEO, Ocimum
Perseverance and flexibility helped
Anuradha achieve success and her company, Ocimum Biosolutions, acquired
three international companies
Q What has been your formula for success?
Having the right team in place and
being very involved and committed to
business is my formula for success.
Q What are the business strategies that
led to the growth of Ocimum Biosolutions?
During the initial stages, having
the right processes in place is very important for the growth of a
company. One must make sure that the process is followed to perfection.
And one should also be quick enough to reorient, if processes are not
Q What are your professional goals for
My professional growth is related to
the progress of my company. My prime goal is to take Ocimum to the next
level and/or expand in multiple areas. Right now, we are
genomic-focused. We have been working in integrating what we have -
from software to hardware to services. The next level would be to
acquire competencies in newer areas like clinical or preclinical. That
will enhance our capabilities as a clinical research organization.
Building further on it would be - generating intellectual property.
Could you share your
learning with other women who aspire to become successful entrepreneurs?
As an entrepreneur, I feel a person
should never forget the basics of running a business. Firstly, one
should create a business that is
What are your
aspirations for Ocimum Biosolutions?
We want to be a premier R&D
outsourcing company. I want Ocimum to achieve 444 crore ($100 million)
revenue target in the next three years. To achieve that, we would look
into a couple of acquisitions.