FORMER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL, CORPORATE SECRETARY AND CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Christine M. Castellano served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for Ingredion Incorporated, a NYSE listed Fortune 500 company. After 22 years with Ingredion and its predecessor companies, and six as General Counsel, Christine resigned effective February 1, 2019 to pursue other opportunities.
Christine serves on the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (Chair of Grant Committee), and The John Marshall Law School, and is a member of the Womens’ Board of the Chicago Zoological Society (formerly Co-chair of Education and Outreach Committee). She is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and The Chicago Network. In April 2019, Christine was certified as a diversity professional by the National Diversity Council.
While with Ingredion, Christine provided advice and counsel to the company’s Board of Directors, officers and management, and directed activities of internal and outside legal counsel around the world. She served as a valued member of the Executive Leadership Team and managed a global team of 20 attorneys (33 total employees). As Chief Compliance Officer, she successfully led the company’s Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical (“WME”) award application process resulting in WME designation from 2014 – 2019. She has extensive experience in M&A and has managed legal matters for Ingredion’s operations in Asia, Africa, EMEA and Latin America. She additionally served as a non-executive director and member of the Audit Committee of Rafhan Maize Products Co. Ltd., a public company listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange.