Chitra Akileswaran, MD, MBA
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Chitra Akileswaran, MD, MBA is Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Cleo, a platform which supports working parents to grow their families and their careers, on their own terms. Cleo works directly with employers of all types – from fast-growing tech companies to large multi-nationals – to transform the culture of workplaces to better support families, and to impact maternal and infant health outcomes. Cleo was founded in 2016, launched from the TechCrunch Disrupt mainstage, and is proud to be supported by Greylock Partners, Felicis Ventures, and Forerunner Ventures.
Dr. Akileswaran is a Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and holds a Lecturer appointment at Harvard Medical School. She continues to see patients as a hospitalist at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Oakland, California. She previously worked Kyruus, Inc. and McKinsey & Company. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She lives in San Francisco with her husband.