Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
James D. Gray is the executive vice president and chief financial officer at Ingredion. Gray sets the financial direction for the company by developing strategies to drive sustained, profitable growth to maximize shareholder value. In his role, Gray has oversight for Ingredion’s global accounting, finance, internal audit, treasury, investor relations and tax functions. Prior to his current role, Gray served in senior financial positions within Ingredion as vice president of corporate finance and chief financial officer of North America.
Gray joined Ingredion in 2014, following a 12-year tenure with PepsiCo, Inc., where he served in executive leadership functions as chief financial officer, Gatorade division; vice president finance, PepsiCo, Inc.; and vice president finance, PepsiCo Beverages North America. Prior to PepsiCo, Inc., Gray worked at Bain & Company for ten years leading strategic growth projects with assignments in both the U.S. and Europe.
Gray earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with distinction with a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Gray serves as president of the board of directors for the Ingredion Foundation and is a member of the board of directors for Rahfan Maize residing on its audit committee.