Pedro Sancha

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Nalco Water Global Light at Ecolab

Pedro Sancha is senior vice president and general manager of the Global Light division of Nalco Water, an Ecolab company. Ecolab Inc. is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.

In his current role, Sancha oversees a billion-dollar plus global division, with more than 3,000 associates, that provides digitally enabled, integrated water management solutions to the food and beverage, manufacturing, transportation and institutional segments.

Sancha joined Ecolab in January 2018 after 15 years with Shell, where he worked across the value chain, including strategy, general management, supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, and business development. He began his career as a business consultant with Arthur Andersen. Sancha has extensive international experience, having lived and worked in Northern Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific and the U.S.

Sancha served on the board of the European Solvents Industry Group (part of the European Chemical Industry Council) and has volunteered as a mentor with The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. He is a lead mentor with the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, which helps start-up companies with innovative ideas around the food supply chain.

Sancha has master’s degrees in Engineering from both the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the Ecole des Ponts Paristech in France, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


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