Ilene S. Gordon

Retired Executive Chairman, Ingredion Incorporated


Ilene S. Gordon, 68, served as executive chairman of Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), formerly Corn Products International, Inc., a publicly traded global ingredient solutions company, from January 1, 2018, until July 31, 2018. She served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ingredion from May 2009 through December 2017. Gordon served on the board of trustees of the Conference Board from 2010 to 2021. She previously served on the board of trustees of MIT (known as the Corporation) and is an emeritus member of the board of directors of the Economic Club of Chicago. Gordon previously served as president and chief executive officer of Rio Tinto’s Alcan Packaging, a multinational company engaged in the production of flexible and specialty packaging, from 2007 until 2009, and in various senior executive roles at Alcan Packaging and its affiliate and predecessor companies from 1999 until 2007. Prior to 1999, she was employed for 17 years with Tenneco Inc., a conglomerate, in a variety of management positions, including vice president and general manager, leading its folding carton business.

Gordon serves on the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), a publicly traded global security and aerospace company, and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF), a publicly traded global food and fragrance ingredients company. Director since October 1, 2012.