24. Aug 2021

New hire at Encina

Encina Development Group (“Encina”), a company that turns waste plastics into circular chemicals is delighted to welcome Ms. Sheida Sahandy as its Chief Sustainability Officer.

Encina has appointed Sheida Sahandy as Chief Sustainability Officer to lead its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts.

Sheida brings to Encina a cross-section of experience spanning business, government, science, and law. After graduating from Columbia Law School, Sheida practiced corporate and securities law, focusing on access to capital markets and M&A transactions. She then earned a Master of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a focus on environmental science and policy. She has experience in regulatory, legislative, and governance systems at the federal, state, and local levels with deep experience in the creation of public/private partnerships to advance environmental and social goals. Most recently, she served as a member of the executive cabinet for Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, where she led the turnaround of the State agency responsible for the recovery of the nation’s largest estuary.

“I am extremely excited to step into this role and help make the promise of circular economies a reality at this critical juncture in time,” said Sheida. “My mission is to create a strong sustainability agenda and fully integrate it into our corporate strategy, enabling long lasting success for our customers while doing good for the planet and future generations.”

Sheida holds a BA from UC Berkeley, a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law, and a master’s degree from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.


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