Mr. Deshpande is a social development professional with more than 22 years of experience at grassroots as well as at senior management level across multiple thematic areas. He is passionate about bringing in sustainable changes in the society. He is an optimist with a strong drive for change & enjoys program development & fund raising in equal measures. He has worked in leadership roles in organization like Magic Bus, Meljol, Muktangan, and Navam. He was also part of international organizations like Plan India and Intervida. He has done his Master’s in Social work from Karve Institute, Pune.