Elizabeth Adefioye Bio

Elizabeth Adefioye Bio
Elizabeth Adefioye is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, for Ingredion Inc., a Fortune 500 company, based in Chicago’s suburbs with more than 12,000 employees. In this role, Adefioye 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, Adefioye is a passionate, forward-thinking leader committed to driving meaningful change that delivers tangible business outcomes. Most recently, Adefioye led the company’s culture and business transformation and the development of a new purpose statement and contemporized values, built around three simple words: Make Life Better. 
Adefioye joined Ingredion in 2016 as Vice President of Human Resources for North America and Global Specialties. Prior to that, Adefioye served in HR leadership roles at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson company leading a commercial business of $21B, held positions of increasing responsibilities at Novartis Consumer Health, Medtronic, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.  

Adefioye 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. Adefioye also earned a Diploma in Building Leadership Capability and Leadership in Action from Glasgow Caledonian University.  

Through Adefioye’ s advocacy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, she is an ambassador for the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and executive sponsor for Ingredion’s largest Business Resource Group (WIN – Women in Ingredion).  

Among her accomplishments, Adefioye was named to the “2021 Elite100 Extraordinary Black Women” changing the face of Corporate America.  This is in recognition of her role in leading complex transformations by addressing systemic racism in the workplace, building morale through innovative programs and sustaining profitable bottom lines.  In 2019, she was listed among the "Most Powerful Women in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise and in 2018, she was a recipient of the "Women Worth Watching Awards" by Profiles in Diversity Journal.  

Currently based in Chicago, Adefioye considers herself a global citizen, having lived and worked throughout the U.S., Emerging Markets, Asia and Europe.  



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