Rina Singh, Ph.D., serves as executive vice president of public policy at the trade association, Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition (AFCC) (Washington, D.C). AFCC advocates for public policies to promote the development and production of alternative fuels, renewable chemicals, biobased products, and sustainable aviation fuels.
Before joining AFCC in 2019, Singh served as the managing director of policy, science, and renewable chemicals in the industrial and environmental section at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. She also served with Ashland, working in general management positions in technology and business development, including bioproducts business development and platform technology manager. She was appointed to a team to develop a new strategic direction for Ashland. Before Ashland, Singh was at Dow Chemical, where she started her career and was a senior research chemist in the engineering thermoplastics group. She holds a number of patents and has written several technical publications.
Singh earned her bachelor’s degree in honors chemistry and her doctorate in natural products (synthetic organic chemistry) from McGill University, where she also completed a post-doctoral degree in polymer science.