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Jeremy Xu Joins Ingredion Inc. As SVP, Chief Innovation Officer

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Jeremy Xu

Westchester, Illinois-based Ingredion Inc., a leading global provider of ingredient solutions, recently announced that Jeremy Xu has been named SVP and chief innovation officer, effective Oct. 1. In this capacity, Xu will be responsible for advancing the company’s focus on specialty growth platforms, identifying new growth opportunities and overseeing the Ingredion Idea Labs innovation centers.

Xu will report to Jim Zallie, president and CEO, and he will succeed Tony DeLio who will be retiring in February 2021 after 14 years of service.

Xu joins the Ingredion from Royal DSM, where he spent four years leading a global business unit in the nutritional ingredients space. Before that role, he spent 16 years at DuPont serving in a variety of leadership roles across Asia and the U.S.

“Jeremy is an accomplished global leader with a strong reputation for successfully driving innovation and growth while cultivating high-performing, agile teams,” Zallie said. “Jeremy brings a global perspective and deep specialty food ingredient experience, which is critical as we identify new opportunities for our customers. We look forward to having an executive of his caliber join the Ingredion team.”

Xu holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and biomedical engineering from Zhejiang University in China. He earned a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Purdue University. He also holds a master’s degree in plant physiology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Xu is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He will relocate to the New Jersey area from Switzerland with his family.

Ingredion Incorporated, headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, serves customers in more than 120 countries. With 2019 annual net sales of more than $6 billion, the company turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant-based materials into value-added ingredient solutions for the food, beverage, animal nutrition, brewing and industrial markets.

With Ingredion Idea Labs innovation centers located around the world and more than 11,000 employees, the company co-creates with customers and fulfills its purpose of bringing the potential of people, nature and technology together. Click here for more information on the company.

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