Mahima Sharma

Mahima Sharma

VIce president, innovation, Environment, and climate policy

Mahima oversees the development of industry’s position on key mill-focused environmental topics including climate-change, water, air, and chemicals, as well as advancing the role of forest-sector innovation plays in a low-carbon economy. This work is central to supporting industry investment and the sector’s competitiveness in Canada, to support decarbonization objectives, and advancing a forest-based bioeconomy. She oversees a team that conducts analysis and reporting of key sustainability performance indicators including energy, environment, and health and safety parameters for the pulp and paper and wood products sectors. This work is instrumental in ensuring that FPAC maintains its reputation for housing the latest and most relevant scientifically verified data on environmental performance.

Mahima has completed a Master of Chemical Engineering, as well as two undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. She also completed a Master of Health Administration, where she held an internship position with the senior leadership team at The Ottawa Hospital. Most recently, she completed a Certificate of Climate Change Policy and Practice.

Mahima is currently a Board Director with the Centre for Research Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE), and a former Board Director with Volunteer Ottawa in the National Capital Region.