Niranjan Acharya is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2012-13. Acharya has been a part of the Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. since 2004. In his role as a sales head, he is responsible for leading and managing the sales team for achieving the growth plans of the organization. He is also involved in engaging with the senior management to develop and implement sales strategies that help in expanding the business opportunities of the company. Acharya holds a bachelor's degree from Mangalore University and brings experience from prior work engagements with companies such as Pfizer Ltd. and Bayer (India) Ltd.