Glenn Johnston

Global Regulatory Carinata, Nuseed

Glenn Johnston is Global Regulatory Carinata for Nuseed.

Mr. Johnston has over 30 years’ experience in the biotech/chemical global regulatory arena. He currently serves as the chair of the regulatory committee, leads ICAO CAEP ABFA Observer group and board member of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA). Mr. Johnston has been recognized multiple times by ASTM with the “Award of Excellence” for his dedication and contributions to developing standards.

Prior to joining Nuseed, Mr. Johnston was Executive Director Regulatory Affairs for Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. where he worked on stewarding the new energy crop carinata through the international biofuels policies. Previously Mr. Johnston was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Gevo Inc. There he accelerated establishing a pathway for fuel isobutanol with US EPA policy makers. He also established ASTM specifications for new alternative jet fuel pathways (ATJ). Proceeding his tenure at Gevo Inc., Mr. Johnston was Director of Regulatory Affairs with NatureWorks, LLC, where he managed product stewardship issues and integrated his work with global influences regarding toxicology, environmental, and safety around the renewable plastic PLA. During his long‐standing career, he has gained extensive experience related to food legislation (FDA, EU, JHOSPA, KFDA, MERCOSUR, etc), chemical legislation (TSCA, EINECS, DSL, METI, KCL, and AICS), animal feed requirements (US FDA, AAFCO), and other regulatory laws that affect the biotech supply chain.

He has worked with industry groups in Japan (JHOSPA), Taiwan (EBPA), the U.S. (BPI), the European Union (IBAW) and China (BMG). He is currently a Member of ASTM D02, and has also been a Delegate of ISO TC61 and CENTC249, and a Member of ASTM D20. Mr. Johnston has participated on the board of directors of various industry trade associations and has published papers and given speeches throughout the globe.