Our Team

Founders & Directors

Dr. Reena Sharma

(Co-Founder,CEO) (Ph.D,MCA,PGDCR)

18 Years in Scientific Research and Business Development
Expertise-Molecular Biology, B2B Business Development

Dr. Gaurav Sharma

(Advisor) (Ph.D,MCA,PGDCR)

Doctorate in Chemistry with 16 years experience with leading Food & Beverage industries in the capacity of regional technology leader.

Board of Advisors​

Directors provide leadership and guidance to the company’s management team, helping to ensure that the company is moving in the right direction and achieving its goals.

Monila Kothari

Ex - Givaudan

Simmarpal Singh


Deepak Singhal

CEO - Food Business, Tolaram

Simon John Hopkins

CEO - Milltrust International Group

Antanas Danys

Ex- Swedbank Lithuania

Renata Gaidiene

Board Adviser​

About Us

Shandi which means "because we care in Hebrew", was founded on the premise of creating truly sustainable, affordable, nutritious meat alternatives that could benefit millions, if not billions.

Founded in 2019 by Dr Reena Sharma, entrepreneur and research veteran and Dr Gaurav Sharma, a food flavour industry expert, the food-tech company uses a 5-patent process that uses only natural, non-Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMO) ingredients such as pea protein, chickpeas, quinoa, flax seeds, brown rice, and coconut oil, to develop and manufacture their plant-based chicken.

Plant-Based Food

In addition, Shandi's plant-based chicken is the only one in the world that has a protein content of close to 30%, on par with the protein content of actual chicken meat.

Growth of us

Plant-based food-tech company Shandi has closed its second seed round led by Singapore-headquartered Tolaram to raise more than $700,000.

Backed by Strategic Investors

We’re proud to work with a group of dedicated investors who share our vision for a healthier, more sustainable world. We’re grateful for their partnership and look forward to working together towards a brighter future for all.