With a wealth of experience and a long list of professional accomplishments, Kulinda Davis brings much to her position as Director of Grain Processing Enzymes Industry Segment at Verenium Corporation, which develops and commercializes enzymes used in industrial processes. Dr. Davis oversees the grain processing industry segment, managing a vast portfolio of products garnering over 35% of the company’s earnings. At Verenium, Kulinda Davis has been instrumental in achieving the company’s growth objectives, creating plans to gain new customers, and implementing a technical services program to increase profits. Previously, she held the position of Senior Director of Product Development at Sapphire Energy, Inc., a company dedicated to the development of renewable, alternative sources of energy. Dr. Davis is credited for playing a key role in attaining and managing large Department of Energy grants for the company.
Kulinda Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an alumna of the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney, where she earned her Master of Science in Biotechnology and her Ph.D. in Microbiology, respectively, and graduated with high distinction.
During her university years, Dr. Davis facilitated laboratory demonstrations in microbiology, microbial genetics, and fermentation, and served in a number of leadership capacities, including a position as President of the Postgraduate Association at the University of Western Sydney and a position on the university’s Board of Directors. She was also a member of the Board of Directors at that school’s Charleston Residential College, where she held the position of Financial Director. Dr. Davis also served as Senior Resident Tutor in the sciences. She holds a Certificate in Project Management at Pennsylvania’s Villanova University. An avid outdoorswoman, Kulinda Davis is an experienced runner, as well as a certified mountaineering instructor at a leading school in the United States. She supports a number of charitable organizations, including St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the Salvation Army, and the Christian Children’s Fund.