Valdirene Bastos Licht has been named senior vice president and president, Asia-Pacific, for Ingredion.
WESTCHESTER, Ill. — Valdirene Bastos Licht is slated to join Ingredion Inc. as senior vice president and president, Asia-Pacific, on March 1, 2018. She is scheduled to be formally elected to the position at the company’s Dec. 15 board of directors meeting.

In her new role, Bastos Licht will be responsible for the management of financial and operational performance in Asia-Pacific. She will succeed Jorgen Kokke, who earlier this month was named executive vice president, global specialties, and president, North America.

Bastos Licht is currently senior vice president, Asia Pacific, for Solvay’s Euro Novecare business. She has been with Solvay for nearly six years, holding roles including senior vice president and Latin America general manager for several chemical and industrial businesses.

Bastos Licht began her career with BASF, where she spent 23 years in various positions of increasing responsibility in I.T., operational and strategic supply chain, and global strategic and operational marketing.

She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Fundacao Santo Andre in Brazil and a master’s degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management in the United States.