Ma Leonelle Sandoval

Founder of EveGrocer Zero Waste Online Shop Corp.

Ma Leonelle Sandoval - Member of the Business Councils for Supply Chain and Sustainability and Environment


Ma Leonelle Sandoval, the innovative founder of EVEGROCER ZERO WASTE ONLINE SHOP CORP., is a trailblazer in the realm of sustainable supply chains. With an impressive background that combines an MBA from Southville International School and a degree in Industrial Psychology from De La Salle University, Sandoval's diverse skill set and extensive experience have positioned her as a leader in sustainability and environmental advocacy within the business community.

EVEGROCER, under Sandoval's stewardship, has emerged as a pioneering online marketplace that aggregates sustainable brands, champions recycling, and reverse logistics, and has ventured into the import and export of sustainably packaged fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). The inception of EVEGROCER during the 2020 lockdown showcased Sandoval's agility and commitment to sustainability, starting with a single product offered as a relief bundle in reusable containers.

Sandoval's entrepreneurial journey is marked by a rich tapestry of experiences, including importing for a family business at the young age of 21, managing a retail fashion brand, operating a food service business, and leading a manufacturing company to deliver large-scale projects efficiently. Her entry into the Philippine Startup ecosystem in 2020 was met with immediate recognition, garnering accolades from prestigious platforms like Climate Launchpad, the Entrepreneurship World Cup, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), among others.

Proud of EVEGROCER's resilience and growth amidst the challenges of the pandemic, economic fluctuations, and the evolving tech landscape, Sandoval is a testament to the power of innovative thinking and perseverance. Her vision for the future of the industry is one of sustainability awareness, influenced by emerging technologies like blockchain and machine learning.

Sandoval's advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to pursue passions with enduring impact, underscored by her own approach to overcoming setbacks through reflection, meditation, and community support. Inspired by her grandmother's sustainable business practices, Sandoval embodies the principles of environmental stewardship both professionally and personally.

Beyond her business endeavors, Sandoval is a dedicated yoga teacher and martial arts practitioner, with interests in reading and painting. Her holistic approach to life and business serves as an inspiring model for integrating personal passions with professional pursuits, making Ma Leonelle Sandoval a distinguished member of the International Trade Council's Business Council on Supply Chain and Sustainability and Environment.