Vivek Anand Parachur


Vivek Anand Parachur is the Co-founder and CEO of Olene.Prior to Olene, Vivek was a successful Corporate Executive having served in various roles at Merck Millipore in the US and India. Vivek holds an engineering degree from Anna University in Guindy, Chennai and an MBA from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.Vivek is also a serial investor and has invested in several early stage start-ups, primarily from MIT and Harvard. Vivek is a voracious reader and loves traveling.



Somashekara (Somu) is a biochemist with 15 years of experience in research and development, primarily in the innovation and development of platform technologies. He holds a postgraduate degree from Kuvempu university (J.J.M. medical college) and a doctorate degree from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (in joint collaboration with IIT-Madras, India). Prior to Olene, Somashekara served in various research positions in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and agrifood companies where he was involved in developing novel technologies.

Sanjib Kumar Panda


Sanjib has master degree in Pharmacology with  14 years of experience in research and development, primarily in clinical and pre-clinical research.  He has played key role in product development in many pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. In the current role, Sanjib is responsible for making  policies that promote company culture and vision. He also manages  relationships with partners/vendors and plays key role in HR, finance as well as Operation.