Board of Directors - Cummins India Limited

The members of the Board of Directors of Cummins India Limited are:


Steven M. Chapman, Chairman

Steven M. Chapman worked with Cummins Group for 35 years. Since joining the Group in 1985, he has held various roles across geographies including Director – International Business Development, Vice President – Southeast Asia and China, Vice President – International, President – International Distributor Business, Group Vice President — Emerging Markets and Businesses, and Group Vice President – China and Russia. He has also served on the global Cummins Leadership Team and its predecessors since 2002. Currently, he is also on the board of other public companies and colleges in USA.

Ashwath Ram, Managing Director

Ashwath Ram is the Managing Director of Cummins India Limited since August 2019. He joined Cummins in Columbus, Indiana, USA initially in 1991. He then joined India operations in 2008 and has taken up various roles and won many accolades. He has led Business Unit Operations as well as key strategic transformation for the Engine Business Unit and Power System Business Unit in India, where his key focus areas of the business included strategy, sales, profitability, operations and supply chain. Ashwath is an active member of industry associations such as Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and as the Chairperson of Sustainable Mobility Group, he focuses on improving the air quality issues of India’s metropolitan cities.

Rajeev B. Bakshi, Independent Director

Rajeev Bakshi is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Cummins India Limited. He has rich experience in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He is an alumni of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and a science and economics graduate from St. Stephens College. Rajeev has served on Boards of Marico Limited, ICICI Ventures and currently on Board of Dalmia Bharat Sugar & Industries Limited. Rajeev has also been a member of the CII National Council and National Council of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

Priya S. Dasgupta, Independent Director

Priya Shankar Dasgupta is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Cummins India Limited. He has been engaged in the practice of Corporate Law since 1978. He worked as a Senior Associate in a reputed solicitor & advocates firm - M/s. J B Dadachanji & Co. for more than 15 years. He is also the Founder and currently the Senior Partner of Asia Law Offices, Solicitor & Advocates. His areas of practice includes conveyancing, Corporate Laws, Foreign Exchange laws, Anti-trust and Mercantile Laws, Corporate litigations, Mergers and Acquisitions. He is a specialist, inter-alia, in structuring and negotiation of Joint Ventures and Foreign Collaborations & devising entry strategies. He also serves on Boards of various national and multinational companies in India.

Nasser M. Munjee, Independent Director

Nasser Munjee is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Cummins India Limited. He holds a Master's Degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Nasser has held various positions, including Executive Director, at HDFC for over 20 years.  He is also on the Boards of various multinational companies and trusts. Nasser was a technical advisor to the World Bank's Public Private Partnership Infrastructure and Advisory Fund. He has also been the President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has served on numerous Government Task Forces on housing, infrastructure and urban development.

Rama Bijapurkar, Independent Director

Rama Bijapurkar is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Cummins India Limited. She is among India’s most respected thought leaders on market strategy and India’s consumer economy. She has an independent market strategy consulting practice spanning diverse sectors and businesses. She is also a Professor of Management Practice at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and co-founder of People Research on India’s Consumer Economy, a not-for-profit think-tank and fact tank. Rama has served on the Boards of several of blue chip companies in India as well as the Governing Council of the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India. She is a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group of the Competition Commission of India.


Rekha, Independent Director

Rekha Anil is a Non-Executive Independent Director of Cummins India Limited. She has rich experience of the Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace and Industrial Automation & Energy Management industries, primarily in the disciplines of P&L Management, Marketing, Program Management, Quality Management, Talent Management, Hardware & Software Development and Product Design & Innovation. Rekha is currently working as a World-wide Leader for Global Developer & India Leader for Customer Experience & Support in Microsoft India R&D. Prior to Microsoft, she has worked with Eaton, Schneider-Electric, Honeywell, GE Research and Technology and Bosch. Rekha has won several Industry Innovation Awards. She has authored and presented papers at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) conference in Singapore and India. She was also invited to deliver talks at NASA, IEEE, PMI and other Industrial Forums.

Donald Jackson, Non-Executive Director

Donald Jackson is a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director on the Cummins Board since 2018 and also holds the position of Vice President - Treasury & Tax at Cummins Inc. He has 30 years of experience as a global financial risk management professional. Since May 2015, Donald has headed the Global Corporate Treasury function including Debt Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange & Commodity Risk Management, Bank Relationships, Short Term Liquidity, Corporate Credit and Pension Risk Management at Cummins Inc. Before joining Cummins Inc., he worked with Hewlett-Packard (HP) in various Treasury areas and as a Foreign Exchange Trader in the Capital Markets area at Grupo Financiero Banamex-Accival (a financial institution headquartered in Mexico).

Jennifer Mary Bush, Non-Executive Director

Jennifer Mary Bush is a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of Cummins India Limited and holds the position of Vice President of Cummins Inc., USA and President of the Cummins Power Systems Business. Jennifer had joined Cummins Inc. in 1997 and since then she had contributed to organisation’s success in various leadership roles spanning power generation, industrial markets and distribution. She has rich experience which includes serving as a Six Sigma Blackbelt in Power Systems, leading the Global Commercial Marine Engine business and directing key distribution markets in the USA. Jennifer has a strong business acumen focused on painting a vision and energizing teams to deliver outstanding results for customers and the business. She possesses deep expertise in large industrial markets including the commercial marine, oil & gas and mining segments. She is serves on the board of a public company and non-profit organisation in USA.

Bonnie Jean Fetch, Non-Executive Director

Bonnie Jean Fetch is a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of Cummins India Limited and currently serves as Vice President and Head of Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing for Cummins Inc.. Bonnie is responsible for strategic and operational leadership globally for Cummins’ complex and integrated supply chain as well as the Cummins’ New and ReCon Parts business and Remanufacturing operations. She previously had leadership accountability for supply chain operations across North America and Supply Chain Services organization. She has broad experience of leading global organizations to significantly improved business performance through inspiring vision and strategy and intentionally building an aligned culture for high performance. She possesses expertise in strategic planning, logistics and manufacturing operations, business development, engineering, supply-chain management, and human resources. She has previously served on the board of private companies and non-profit organisations outside India.


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