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Rina Singh is the senior director of policy, science, and renewable chemicals, at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). Prior to joining BIO, Singh served as the business development manager at Ashland Incorporated in the Growth Office. There she was appointed by the President and CEO to an innovative, corporate, ten-member team assembled to develop a new strategic direction for Ashland Incorporated and to identify specific investment opportunities for $1.5B resulting from divesture of petroleum refining operations. She started her career at The Dow Chemical Company, Central Research, as a senior research chemist in the Engineering Thermoplastics Group. Singh received a bachelor’s of science degree in honors chemistry and a doctorate in natural products from McGill University, where she also conducted post-doctoral research in polymer science.