WESTCHESTER, ILL. — Jorge A. Uribe, global productivity and organization transformation officer of The Procter & Gamble Co., has been elected to the board of directors of Ingredion Inc., effective July 1.

Jorge A. Uribe, new member of the board of directors of Ingredion Inc.

Over the last 30 years Mr. Uribe has held a variety of general management and operating positions at P.&G., including group president, Latin America and vice-president, customer business development and marketing, Latin America.

His career at the company has featured assignments in a number of parts of the world, including Switzerland, Malaysia, Cyprus, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and his native Colombia.

“Jorge truly is a global executive,” said Ilene Gordon, chairman, president and c.e.o. of Ingredion. “His wealth of experience will be invaluable as we continue our geographic expansion.  Plus, we welcome his consumer products perspective as we grow our higher value specialties portfolio to address key market trends.”

In addition to his work at P.&G., Mr. Uribe is a director of: Grupo Argos, a Colombian holding company; Carvajal S.A., a manufacturer of text books, paper products and office equipment; and United Way Worldwide.

He has a bachelor's degree in management engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.