Elizabeth Adefioye


Elizabeth Adefioye is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Ingredion Inc., a leading global ingredients solution company that is part of the Fortune 500. She first joined Ingredion in 2016 as the Vice President of Human Resources for North America and Global Specialties, when she was brought on to redefine the company's HR strategy. In this role, Elizabeth is focused on delivering people strategies that achieve a high- performance culture by attracting and developing world-class talent. As a member of Ingredion's Executive Leadership Team, Elizabeth is a passionate, forward thinking leader committed to driving meaningful change that delivers tangible business outcomes.

Most recently, Elizabeth led the company's culture transformation and the development of a new purpose statement and contemporized values, built around three simple words: Make Life Better. Prior to Ingredion, Elizabeth served in HR leadership roles at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson company, Novartis Consumer Health, Medtronic, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, which allowed her to develop her global perspectives and to be exposed to a gamut of diverse experiences within HR.

In 2019, Elizabeth was listed among the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America by Black Enterprise Magazine. She was also a recipient of the Women Worth Watching Awards by Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2018. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Lagos State University and a postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management from University of Westminster in London. She also earned a Diploma in Building Leadership Capability and Leadership in Action from Glasgow Caledonian University.


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