Shefali Mehta

Shefali Mehta

Executive Director, Soil Health Partnership | CEO, Ceres Wave | Founder, Open Rivers

Dr. Shefali Mehta, an environmental and agricultural economist and statistician, focuses on developing strategy and change plans for organizations undergoing transformation.  She founded and leads Open Rivers Consulting Associatesto tailor solutions and create holistic strategies for a range of clients.

Prior to founding Open Rivers, Dr. Mehta worked in roles across private, public and non-profit sectors including McKinsey, Syngenta, the Soil Health Partnership, amongst others.  She serves or has served as a Board member for various groups including Bountifield, Pheasants Forever, Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pest Center (MITPPC), the School of Statistics at University of Minnesota, The Gates Scholar Advisory Council, amongst others.

Dr. Mehta received her PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics and MS in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, MPhil in Economics from Cambridge University and a BA in Economics from New York University.