Shalini Bhalla is the author of India's first book on the circular economy; editor of the Journal on Circularity with a focus on policy, innovation and research; and founder of the International Council for Circular Economy. She has represented India on multiple international platforms through her speeches and programs and writes for various Indian as well as international magazines. Passionate about circularity, she has been on circular economy committees of a government think-tank of India, Niti Aayog. Shalini has also been a part of several development programmes in association with the Government of India and state bodies. She is a member of the technical committee at ISO/TC 323. Working on various national and international projects, she is a true woman leader who dons multiple hats.
Before joining the Ministry of Environment, she worked at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture as the administrative coordinator for academic affairs, extension and applied research. Prior to that, she served as an environmental audit and monitoring officer at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) for more than seven years and also as the alternate focal point for the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Nagoya Protocol focal point, where she managed different projects aiming at regulating access to the genetic resources. In her capacity as an environmental audit and monitoring officer, she conducted environmental audit activities for different projects under operation and monitored their compliance with environmental regulations.
She is a member of the African Women in science and Engineering. A Rwandan national, Beatrice holds a Master’s in biodiversity conservation from the University of Rwanda.-->