Executive Leadership Team - Investors - Ingredion Incorporated
Biography PhotoIlene S. Gordon
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ilene S. Gordon
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer


Ilene S. Gordon has been chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Ingredion Incorporated since May 4, 2009.  

Ms. Gordon joined Ingredion from Rio Tinto Alcan where as president and CEO of Alcan Packaging she led a $6.5 billion global packaging business based in Paris, France. Over her 10 year tenure with Alcan and Pechiney, which was acquired by Alcan in 2003, she held various leadership positions, starting as senior vice president of Pechiney Plasti...

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 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 PhotoJack C. Fortnum
Executive Vice President and Advisor to CEO
Jack C. Fortnum
Executive Vice President and Advisor to CEO


Jack C. Fortnum is executive vice president and advisor to CEO. Prior to assuming this position he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. During his tenure with the company, Mr. Fortnum has held various positions of increasing importance including executive vice president and president, North America and president U.S./Canadian region, president U.S. business, corporate controller, vice president of finance for the Canadian Corn Refining Business and director of fi...
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 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 PhotoJorgen Kokke
Senior Vice President and President, Asia-Pacific and EMEA
Jorgen Kokke
Senior Vice President and President, Asia-Pacific and EMEA


Jorgen Kokke is senior vice president and president, Asia-Pacific and EMEA. Before assuming this position, Mr. Kokke served as senior vice president and president, Asia-Pacific, and previously was vice president and general manager, EMEA based in Hamburg, Germany. Prior to joining the company in 2009, he served as vice president at CSM NV, a global food ingredients supplier, where he had responsibility for the global Purac Food & Nutrition business from 2006 to 2009. Additionally, Mr. Kokke was ...
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 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.
Biography PhotoJames P. Zallie
Executive Vice President, Global Specialties
and President, Americas
James P. Zallie
Executive Vice President, Global Specialties
and President, Americas


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...

Other Officers

Stephen K. Latreille
Vice President and Corporate Controller
Richard O’Shanna
Vice President, Tax
C. Kevin Wilson
Vice President and Corporate Treasurer