Elizabeth Adefioye

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Elizabeth Adefioye is the senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Ingredion. In this role, Adefioye is focused on delivering people strategies that achieve a high-performance culture by attracting and developing world-class talent.  

As a member of Ingredion’s executive leadership team, Adefioye is a passionate, forward-thinking leader committed to driving meaningful change that delivers tangible business outcomes. Most recently, Adefioye led the company’s culture transformation and the development of a new purpose statement and contemporized values, built around three simple words: Make Life Better.  

Adefioye joined Ingredion in 2016 as vice president of human resources for North America and global specialties. Prior to that, Adefioye served in HR leadership roles at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson company, Novartis Consumer Health, Medtronic and Bristol-Myers Squibb.  

Adefioye holds a bachelor 's degree in chemistry from Lagos State University and a postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management from University of Westminster in London. Adefioye also earned a diploma in Building Leadership Capability and Leadership in Action from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Adefioye is an ambassador for the Network of Executive Women (NEW), serves on the board of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago. Among her accomplishments, Adefioye was listed among the "2019 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise. In 2018, Adefioye was a recipient of the "Women Worth Watching Awards" by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

Currently based in Chicago, Adefioye considers herself a global citizen, having lived and worked throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe.