WESTCHESTER, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Corn Products International, Inc. announced on July 23 that Wayne M. Hewett has been elected as a member of the company's board of directors effective Sept. 14.

Hewett is president and chief executive officer of Arysta LifeScience Corp. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world's largest privately held crop protection and life science company, which provides crop protection and life science products in more than 125 countries.

Hewett joined Arysta LifeScience Corp. in 2009 as chief operating officer. Previously, he spent more than 20 years with various international divisions of General Electric Company (GE), including roles as president, GE Plastics Pacific; vice-president of GE Supply Chain and Operations; and president and CEO of GE Advanced Materials. He also served as a member of GE's Corporate Executive Council.

Hewett holds a bachelor's and master's degree in industrial engineering, both from Stanford University.