WESTCHESTER, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Ingredion Inc. announced on June 29 the appointment of Jorge A. Uribe to its board of directors, effective July 1.

Uribe is the global productivity and organization transformation officer of The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). He has been with the company for over 30 years in various general management and operating positions, including group president, Latin America and vice-president, customer business development and marketing, Latin America. Additionally, he held a number of management positions with P&G in countries around the world, including Switzerland, Malaysia, Cyprus, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Colombia, his native country.

“Jorge truly is a global executive.  His wealth of experience will be invaluable as we continue our geographic expansion.  Plus, we welcome his consumer products perspective as we grow our higher value specialties portfolio to address key market trends,” said Ilene Gordon, Ingredion chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Uribe is a director of: Grupo Argos, a Colombian holding company; Carvajal S.A., a manufacturer of text books, paper products and office equipment; and United Way Worldwide.  He has a bachelor’s degree in management engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a master’s of business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Uribe’s appointment reinforces the diversity of Ingredion’s board, the company said. 

“A diverse board contributes to our company’s success and reflects our commitment to diversity among our leadership and at all levels of the organization,” Gordon said.