Martin Sonntag Ingredion's senior vice-president for strategy

Sonntag joined the company in 2014 as vice-president and general manager.

WESTCHESTER, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Ingredion Inc. announced on Sept. 24 the appointment of Martin Sonntag to senior vice-president, strategy and global business development, effective Nov. 1.

Sonntag will lead the development of Ingredion's global strategy, including the execution of strategic acquisitions and alliances to further drive global growth and deliver shareholder value.
Sonntag joined Ingredion in 2014 as vice-president and general manager, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

Prior to Ingredion, he served as an executive investment partner and portfolio manager at ADCURAM Group AG where he oversaw investment strategies for a broad industrial-business portfolio. He also held a variety of positions at Dow Chemical, where over his 24-year career he advanced to become general manager of DowWolff Cellulosics.

"I am delighted to welcome Martin to Ingredion's executive leadership team,” said Ilene Gordon Ingredion chairman and chief executive officer. “His combination of internal and external experience make him uniquely qualified for the position. At Ingredion he has continued the EMEA region's strong business performance and shaped and refined our approach to markets and customers in the region. And, his experience negotiating acquisitions will be extremely valuable to support our trajectory as a leading global ingredient solutions provider."

Sonntag has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Hamburg University of Technology in Germany and is a graduate of the INSEAD Advanced Management Program.