Annapurna is the Chief Information Officer for Cummins India since March
2021. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing and implementing
an IT strategy that enhances business outcomes for the region.
Prior to joining Cummins, Annapurna had 15 years of experience across
companies such as Coca-Cola and GE. Most recently, she was the Head of
Digital at Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd., where she was responsible
for defining and driving the digital strategy for the company across
manufacturing, logistics, commercial and sales functions. Annapurna also
spent over 11 years at GE and attended multiple GE leadership programs.
During her stint at GE, she worked across multiple technology domains
(including product development, ERP, applications, M&A, IT infrastructure
and security) across seven industry verticals in the US, Europe and South
Annapurna has also been recognized as one of the leading ‘Women in AI’
by IBM for the year 2021 and was the only honouree from India. In addition
to her core responsibilities, she has led multiple women networks
throughout her career. She is also extremely passionate about mentoring
diverse and young talent across the country.
Since July 2022, Annapurna is the Sponsor for India Pride Employee
Resource Group (ERG) at Cummins India. Providing leadership to the ERG,
she steers policies and initiatives towards empowering and including
LGBTQ+ individuals in our workplace and communities. She is a strong
and vocal Pride Ally.
Annapurna has completed MBA in Systems and Marketing from IIT Delhi,
and BE (Electronics) from Mumbai University.
She is married to Marut Setia, who is Senior Vice President at Indegene
Pvt. Ltd, and they have a son named Kabir. Originally from Mumbai,
Annapurna is based in Bangalore for the past nine years. She loves
travelling and visiting new places across the world.