Sedesh Doobay

GC Roundtable: Challenges in Unity Among Diverse Future Visions

Sedesh (“Sedi”) Doobay is the General Counsel for ISC, Honeywell/Performance Materials & Technologies. Sedi’s legal team counsels and manages approximately
$4.5 Billion/year of commercial transactions, for a business group focused on the Oil, Gas and Chemicals industries. Sedi negotiates contracts and advises on all supply chain transactions globally, including capital projects, corporate structuring, raw materials, utilities, energy projects, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. During Sedi’s thirteen years at Honeywell, he has held several positions. As General
Counsel, Sedi helped to spin off Honeywell’s Resins and Chemical business into a successful publicly-traded company on NYSE.

Before Honeywell, Sedi was a co-founder of a law firm Ferskos LLC which focused on biotechnology and high-technology corporate transactions. Sedi was also in-house at Cisco Technology Systems, Inc.

Sedi started his career as an associate at Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia, in the Commercial Litigation Group, then switched to the Business/Finance Group. He then went to the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovksy, and Popeo, P.C. in New York City in the Business Finance Group.

Sedi clerked at the U.S. Department of Justice-Antitrust Division in Philadelphia, PA.

Sedi received his J.D. with Honors from Rutgers University School of Law and a B.A. from Fordham University.

Sedi participates on executive committees for legal bar and diversity organizations (South Asian Bar Association; Minority Corporate Counsel Association)

A key personal initiative of Sedi’s is mentoring and improving the lives of underprivileged children. Towards that goal, Sedi and his wife Padmini established a nonprofit organization, Chico’s NonProfit. Chico’s focuses on providing educational materials and clothing to children in Guyana, South America, where Sedi and his wife were born.