Sanjay Patil is a senior program manager for the Strategy Unit of the Open Society Foundations. He manages Global Board–approved shared frameworks, formal collaborations that cut across the organization.
Patil joined the Open Society Foundations in 2011 as a program officer for the Open Society Public Health Program. His job was to improve police conduct towards people who use drugs. Prior to that, Patil served as a consultant for UNDP’s Police Reform Program in Bangladesh and has worked extensively on the issue of police reform in South Asia. He also helped set up the Rule of Law Program (South Asia) for the International Commission of Jurists and previously served as legal counsel to the Commission of Inquiry Into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar.
Patil earned his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada, and his bachelor’s in Environmental Studies at York University.