COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins has announced that Marvin Boakye will join the company as chief human resources officer, effective November 7. Boakye most recently served as the Chief People and Diversity Officer at Papa John’s International.
“Marvin is recognized as a strategic partner, skilled at aligning innovative talent approaches with furthering business goals, and I’m delighted he is joining Cummins at this critical time for our company and the planet,” said Jennifer Rumsey, president and CEO, Cummins Inc. “I am thrilled about the leadership Marvin brings as we focus on keeping people at the center during the technology transition happening in our industry. Marvin’s broad business and human resources experience, including expertise in mergers and acquisitions, integration, and strategic workforce development will bring significant value across Cummins and contribute to our continued growth and success.”
Boakye will lead a global group of HR employees and serve on the Cummins Leadership Team. His portfolio will include spearheading Cummins’ efforts to improve employees’ experience across the career lifecycle, from onboarding, to manager meetings to talent management processes. Boakye is a passionate and seasoned diversity, equity and inclusion leader and will bring a unique perspective to help enhance Cummins’ efforts to create inclusive environments in which all employees feel supported, valued and connected.
Boakye brings more than 25 years of varied and global experience to this role, including work in the manufacturing and automotive industries. Prior to Papa John’s International, Boakye was an HR senior leader at Andeavor, a global, integrated oil and gas logistics, marketing and refining company with more than 17,000 employees. Boakye has also held HR leadership roles at Bell MTS, a Canadian telecommunications company; Goodyear, where he was based in Latin America for several years; PulteGroup, a Fortune 500 homebuilder; and The Home Depot.
Boakye has a bachelor of arts in psychology and conflict resolution studies from the University of Winnipeg and a master’s in leadership and training from Royal Roads University. He serves as a National Trustee for the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and also serves on the board for the University of Louisville College of Business (USA). Boakye will split his time between Indiana and Atlanta, Georgia.