WESTCHESTER, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Ingredion Inc., a global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has appointed Stephan B. Tanda to its board of directors.

Since 2017, Tanda has served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of AptarGroup, Inc., a consumer dispensing, active packaging and drug delivery solutions company.

“Stephan is an accomplished, experienced leader with a proven track record of successfully delivering strong business results across different industries,” said James P. Zallie, president and CEO of Ingredion. “His global perspective and understanding of specialty, value-added products and markets, as well as his highly relevant food industry experience are well aligned to Ingredion as we invest in and grow our specialty ingredient growth platforms to deliver long-term value for our shareholders.”

Prior to joining Aptar, Tanda was an executive managing board director for 10 years at Royal DSM NV and oversaw the global nutrition business as well as its pharma joint ventures and business interests in the Americas. Tanda’s career spans more than 25 years and includes living in seven countries while working in leadership roles for DuPont, Freudenberg Nonwovens Group and DSM.

“On behalf of the board of directors, I am delighted to welcome Stephan to Ingredion,” said Gregory Kenny, chairman of the board. “The search committee was impressed by his global fluency and deep operational and business development experience in food specialties and other complex products. In addition to his strong engineering and manufacturing background, Stephan’s current responsibilities for 14,000 people and more than 50 manufacturing facilities in 18 countries leading a publicly-traded enterprise will bring rich perspective to our work as a board.”

Tanda received a degree in plastics engineering from the University of Leoben, Austria. He also received a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.