Sanat Deshpande is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2012-13. Deshpande has been part of Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., India since 2003. Prior to joining Reliance, he worked for three years as a in-charge pharmacist at Cumballa Hill Heart Hospital and Research Institute from 2001. He has more than 11 years of experience in various facets of procuring materials from national and international markets and also has knowledge of inventory management. Most recently, he was responsible for working closely with selected suppliers and internal staff to manage the company's procurement activities and operational procedures to ensure maximum performance and efficiency. Deshpande received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Pune University in 1996 and his MBA from Shivaji University in 1999.