WESTCHESTER, Ill., January 8, 2016 - Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, today announced that Ernesto Pousada has been appointed senior vice president and president, South America, effective February 1, 2016.
Reporting to Jim Zallie, Ingredion executive vice president global specialties and president, Americas, Pousada will be responsible for the region's financial and operational performance. He succeeds Ricardo Souza who is retiring after over 35 years of exemplary service.
He will join Ingredion from Suzano Papel e Celulose, a $2.5 billion leader in the Brazilian pulp and paper industry, where he has been the chief operating officer for the past eight years. Pousada also spent 15 years at Dow Chemical managing business divisions in South America, the United States and Europe.
A Brazilian national, Pousada holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia in Brazil and a specialization in business administration from Fundação Instituto de Administração, also in Brazil.
"We welcome Ernesto to Ingredion. His comprehensive experience, global perspective and leadership skills will be valuable assets as we continue our journey transforming the Company into a world-class supplier of specialty ingredient solutions," said Zallie.
Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) is a leading global ingredient solutions provider. We turn corn, tapioca, potatoes and other vegetables and fruits into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our ingredients make yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and face creams silky. Visit Ingredion.com to learn more.
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