CEO of Ingredion, Ilene Gordon, to present keynote address at Women in
BOSTON, Aug. 23, 2013
BOSTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ilene Gordon, CEO of Fortune 500 company
Ingredion, will provide the opening keynote address at the second annual Women
in Agribusiness Summit, October 22-24, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in
Gordon, who for the second consecutive year was listed as one of FORTUNE's
Most Powerful Women in Business, will deliver the presentation "The Journey to
the Top: Lessons Learned" on the opening morning of the summit. Gordon joins
keynote speaker Beth Ford, executive vice president and chief supply chain and
operations officer at Land O'Lakes, who will present "Agribusiness...A Great
Growth Industry with Mission Value and Opportunity for Women."
"Having these highly-accomplished women present at the summit will add value
and insight to the proceedings and delegate experience," said Joy
O'Shaughnessy, summit director at HighQuest Partners, the global food and
agribusiness consulting firm that hosts the event. "The messages from these
extremely powerful speakers of what women can accomplish in our industry and
in the business world will be particularly relevant to our attendees, who are
looking to learn from mentors, and advance and deepen their experiences in the
ag and food sectors."
Gordon, frequently featured in top business news, such as in Forbes and on
CCN, credits much of her success to mentors who gave her the opportunity to
run businesses, which she has been doing since she was 32, according to a
March 16, 2013 interview with The New York Times.
Since 2009, Gordon has been CEO at Ingredion, a company that produces
nature-based ingredient solutions for food, beverage, brewing and industrial
customers around the world. With headquarters in Westchester, Ill., the
global company employs some 11,000 employees and reported $6.5 billion in
revenue in 2012. Prior to this Gordon was president and CEO of Rio Tinto
Alcan, a $6.5 billion global packaging business based in Paris, France.
Gordon studied math at MIT in the 1970s, and eventually received her Master of
Science degree in management from MIT's Sloan School of Management. She is on
the board of directors with several organizations, including International
Paper and World Business Chicago and is a member of the board for businesses
such as The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Executives' Club of
Over 400 attendees are expected at this year's Women in Agribusiness Summit,
whose goals are twofold: to make the agriculture and food sectors career
destinations for today's talented women, and to provide tools for women to
become informed leaders in our industry. Visit www.womeninag.com for detailed
event information and to register (use code: WIA9-2013 for a 10% discount).
Michelle Pelletier-Marshall, 978.887.8800, x117
SOURCE HighQuest Partners
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