Biotechnology Innovation Organization(BIO), USA
Rina Singh is director of policy in the industrial biotechnology and environmental section of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). She previously served as the business development manager at Ashland Inc. She was appointed by the president and CEO as a member of an innovative 10-member team assembled to develop a new strategic direction for Ashland, identifying investment opportunities for $1.5 billion resulting from the divestiture of petroleum refining operations. She held general management positions in the technology and business development areas of Ashland, including bioproducts business development manager and platform technology manager. She started her career at The Dow Chemical Co as a senior research chemist in the Engineering Thermoplastics Group. The holder of 24 patents and publications, Singh received a BS, a doctorate in natural products (synthetic organic chemistry) and a post-doctoral degree in polymer science from McGill University.