Dr. Deepali Sinha Khetriwal
Deepali has over 16 years of international work experience having lived, studied, and worked in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
She is an international expert on e-waste management and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals on the topic. At United Nations University, she was instrumental in setting up the capacity development activities of the StEP Initiative, a UN-supported forum on the e-waste problem. She has also authored several research reports for the European Commission and as part of Horizon 2020 projects linked to the topic of resource and recycling aspects of e-waste. She has also worked as an expert consultant on internationally funded development projects for the UNEP, the World Bank, and the EMPA (the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology). At Sofies, she is the Managing Director of Sofies India, working with on a range of projects that are at the intersection of environmental and social impact, particularly in the domain of secondary resources. Currently based in Mumbai, she holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where her thesis was on modeling for forecasting waste flows of end-of-life consumer durables.