Elizabeth Adefioye is the senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Ingredion Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Chicago’s suburbs with more than 12,000 employees. Her focus is delivering people strategies that achieve a high-performance culture by attracting and developing world-class talent—most recently, she led the company’s culture and business transformation, including the creation of a new purpose statement and values built around three simple words: Make Life Better.
Through Adefioye’ s advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion, she is an ambassador for the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and executive sponsor for Ingredion’s largest business resource group (WIN – Women in Ingredion). She also serves on the board of SHRM, the Society for Human Resources Management, as well as Skills for Chicagoland’s Future.
In recognition of her role leading complex transformations by addressing systemic racism in the workplace, building morale through innovative programs and sustaining profitable bottom lines, Adefioye was named to the “2021 Elite100 Extraordinary Black Women” changing the face of corporate America. She has also been listed among the “Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise, and received a “Women Worth Watching Award” from Profiles in Diversity Journal.