Encina Names New Chief Sustainability Officer
Encina appointed Sheida Sahandy as its Chief Sustainability Officer to lead the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts. Sheida’s experience spanned business, government, science, and law. She has expertise 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.
“Sheida has 25 years of expertise in leading complex initiatives and empowering more efficient and sustainable operations, both internally and for customers,” said David Schwedel, Executive Director of Encina. “Sustainability is Encina’s key strategic mandate, and I am confident that Sheida will lead our environmental, social, and governance imperatives to success.”
“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 with a focus on environmental science and policy.