Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Ingredion Incorporated.


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.

Christine is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the North Shore General Counsel Association, and participated in The Conference Board Council of Chief Legal Officers and the MAPI Law Council.  She has served as a member of the American Bar Association International Section Publications Committee and Corporate Counsel Committee, and was formerly Communications Officer and Division Chair of the Americas and Middle East Division of the Section.   She was named by the Legal 500 to the 2019 GC Powerlist:   United States; by the Illinois Diversity Council in 2017 as one of the Top 15 Business Women in Illinois; and by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2016 Attorneys Who Matter.   In April 2017, Christine received the Anti-Defamation League’s Women of Achievement Award.