Vince Sewalt is Senior Director of Product Stewardship & Regulatory with DuPont Industrial Biosciences. He joined Genencor in Palo Alto, CA in 2008, and this Danisco division became DuPont Industrial Biosciences in 2011. He is both a scholar (Fulbright, NSERC, Noble Foundation) and an industry executive with over 20 years’ experience building and leading innovation and compliance programs in agricultural and industrial biotechnology. Vince focuses on creative ways to support innovation, foster product stewardship, and drive advocacy for risk-based regulatory oversight while facilitating regulatory capacity building for engineering biology in both mature and emerging markets. Sewalt is Chair of the Enzyme Technical Association (ETA) and BIO Board member. He leads efforts by both groups toward uniform terminology for engineering biology and acceptance of its applications in industrial biotechnology. He has published and made presentations on safety & regulatory paradigms for enzyme biotechnology to US and international authorities, expert panels and scientific forums, and aims at leveraging the enzyme industry experience into adjacent fields such as cellular agriculture and synthetic biology.