Rina Singh, Ph.D., is the former managing director of policy, science, and renewable chemicals in the industrial and environmental section at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization in Washington, D.C. BIO provides advocacy, business development, and communications services for more than 1,200 members around the world; these companies work in healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnologies.
Before joining BIO in 2009, Singh had been 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 B.Sc. 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.