Adefioye, who was previously Chief Human Resources Officer for Ingredion, will lead a newly consolidated human resources function.
Emerson say she will have full responsibility for ensuring the people and culture agenda supports the company’s business objectives. She also joins Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive, which help to develop and guide the company’s global business strategies.
Lal Karsanbhai, President and CEO at Emerson, said, “We are gaining momentum around our cultural evolution, increasing our focus on creating an inclusive environment that further fuels the high-level innovation that has been a hallmark of Emerson for over 130 years.”
“Elizabeth is a proven leader with deep experience in guiding teams to success, and we are eager to see her bring this passion and spark to Emerson. Bringing in a leader of her caliber, knowledge and energy will only accelerate our efforts and reinforce Emerson as a destination workplace for exceptional talent.”
Adefioye led Ingredion’s, an ingredients solutions company, culture transformation and development of a new purpose statement and updated values across the company.
Prior to joining Ingredion in 2016, Adefioye held human resources leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson, Novartis Consumer Health, Medtronic and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Adefioye said, “Emerson is a well-known leader putting a renewed emphasis on creating a strong internal culture to propel not only the company but the industries it serves into a better future.”
“Companies can have the strongest strategy for growth, but if they don’t intentionally foster a culture that supports and empowers all voices across the organization, that strategy will not succeed. I’m energized to see Emerson’s commitment to culture and look forward to partnering with Lal, the Board and the entire organization to continue advancing progress together.”