Biography PhotoJames P. Zallie
President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director
James P. Zallie
President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director


James Zallie is executive vice president, global specialties and president, Americas. Previously, Mr. Zallie served as executive vice president, global specialties and president, North America and EMEA. Before joining Ingredion, he was president and chief executive officer of National Starch, which was acquired by Ingredion in 2010. During his 27 year tenure at National Starch, he held various positions of increasing responsibility, first in technical, then marketing and then international busin...
Biography PhotoJorgen Kokke
Executive Vice President, Global Specialties, and President, North America
Jorgen Kokke
Executive Vice President, Global Specialties, and President, North America


Jorgen Kokke is executive vice president, global specialties, and president, North America. He is responsible for leading the $3.5 billion North American business, overseeing all operational and strategic management decisions. Additionally, Mr. Kokke leads the global specialties focus for the company. He previously was senior vice president and president, Asia-Pacific and EMEA, from 2016-2017 and served as senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific from 2014-2016....
Biography PhotoAnthony Delio
Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Anthony Delio
Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer


Tony Delio is senior vice president and chief innovation officer. He was previously divisional vice president and general manager, North America at National Starch. Prior to joining the company, he held senior corporate and business unit positions in general management, research and development, marketing, and external and government relations with ADM, Mars Inc., and Nestle. Mr. Delio holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute....
Biography PhotoPierre Perez Y Landazuri
Senior Vice President and President, EMEA
Pierre Perez Y Landazuri
Senior Vice President and President, EMEA


Pierre Perez Y Landazuri is senior vice president and president, EMEA. He previously was vice president and general manager, EMEA.
Prior to joining Ingredion in April 2016, he served as vice president and general manager of CP Kelco, a producer of hydrocolloids. Additionally, he held positions with Hercules, BASF, and Rohm and Haas.
Mr. Perez Y Landazuri earned a master’s degree in chemical process engineering from ENSCP Graduate School of Chemistry (now Chimie Paris Tech) in Paris, France.
Biography PhotoMartin Sonntag
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Global Business Development
Martin Sonntag
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Global Business Development


Martin Sonntag is senior vice president, strategy and global business development. Since joining Ingredion in 2014, Mr. Sonntag has served as vice president and general manager, EMEA, with full responsibility for financial and operational performance in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to Ingredion, he served as an executive investment partner and portfolio manager at ADCURAM Group AG where he oversaw investment strategies for a broad industrial-business portfolio. He also held a variet...
Biography PhotoJames D. Gray
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
James D. Gray
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


James D. Gray is executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Mr. Gray served as vice president, corporate finance and planning, and vice president, finance, North America. Before joining Ingredion, Mr. Gray was employed by PepsiCo, Inc. serving as: chief financial officer, Gatorade division; vice president finance, PepsiCo, Inc.; and vice president finance, PepsiCo Beverages North America.

Mr. Gray holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from ...

Biography PhotoChristine M. Castellano
Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer
Christine M. Castellano
Senior Vice President, General Counsel,
Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer


Christine M. Castellano is senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer. Before assuming this position, she was vice president international law and deputy general counsel. Since Ms. Castellano joined the company she has held positions of increasing responsibility in the legal department. Previously, she was a partner in the litigation department of McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago. Ms. Castellano holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science ...
Biography PhotoDiane J. Frisch
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Diane J. Frisch
Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Diane Frisch is vice president, human resources. Previously, she served as vice president of human resources and communications for the Food Americas and global pharmaceutical packaging businesses of Alcan Packaging, a specialty packaging company serving the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, beauty and tobacco markets. Prior to joining Alcan Packaging, Ms. Frisch served as vice president of human resources for the flexible packaging business of Pechiney, an aluminum and packaging company ...
Biography PhotoErnesto Pousada
Senior Vice President and President, South America
Ernesto Pousada
Senior Vice President and President, South America


IErnesto Pousada is senior vice president and president, South America, a position he has held since joining the Company in 2016. Previously, he was chief operating officer at Suzano Papel e Celulose, a paper and pulp company based in Brazil. Mr. Pousada also held various positions with Dow Chemical. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Instituto Maua de Technologia in Brazil and a specialization in business administration from Fundacao Instituto de Administracao in Brazil.

Biography PhotoRobert Stefansic
Senior Vice President, Operating Excellence, Sustainability, Information Technology and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Martin Sonntag
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Global Business Development


Bob Stefansic is senior vice president, operating excellence, sustainability, information technology and chief supply chain officer. He previously held the positions of senior vice president, operational excellence and environmental, health, safety & sustainability and vice president, global operations with National Starch. Prior to joining National Starch, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Honeywell, General Chemical Corporation and Valspar. Mr. Stefansic earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina.

Other Officers

Ilene S. Gordon
Executive Chairman
Stephen K. Latreille
Vice President and Corporate Controller
Richard O’Shanna
Vice President, Tax
C. Kevin Wilson
Vice President and Corporate Treasurer