Raghu Dharmaraju

Chief Executive Officer


Raghu Dharmaraju, CEO of ARTPARK at IISc, has over two decades of experience in building and scaling innovations and institutions for impact. He is a Fellow of the Lancet Commission for Reimagining India’s Health Systems. ARTPARK, a double winner of the Global Grand Challenge for Catalyzing Equitable AI by BMGF, fosters AI and robotics innovations for the developing world, with initiatives in health, climate, languages, and industry.

As a founding leader of Wadhwani AI, he built a portfolio of AI solutions that won global recognition, partnered with India’s Ministry of Health and WHO, and led a COVID response team for Mumbai. He has also been a med-tech startup mentor/selector for DBT-BIRAC, Stanford Biodesign, and Grand Challenges India.

Previously, he took the Embrace infant warmers from first users to over 300,000 babies in 20 countries. At Xerox PARC and Corning, he helped commercialize technology and build a $150M/year global business. Raghu is an alumnus of IIT Madras, UMass Amherst, and Cornell.