Anna Ransley is a business first technology executive, most recently a global CIO for Godiva Chocolatier responsible for all digital and technology functions world wide. Anna leads teams to bring digital to life to create new business models or gain against the competition and has driven technology enabled transformation with measurable results growing revenue, profitability, customer loyalty and capitalizing on market opportunities.
Known for being a passionate advocate of the technology’s potential while safeguarding the business from cyber threats, creating a culture of accountability, curiosity and agility, and creatively solving business challenges through connecting people, resources and concepts to reach optimal outcomes.
Anna has enjoyed a well-rounded career in various company sizes (multi-nationals to small enterprises) and industries (CPG, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Insurance, Financial Services, Retail, Software and Consulting). Prior to Godiva, Anna held a CIO role at Heineken USA, and senior IT Leadership roles at Boehringer Ingelheim, Connolly, Inc, Hyperion, and others.
In addition to her CIO career, Anna is a board member, an active participant in Angel and VC Investing and a founder of the Co-Existence Initiative which explores Generative AI and its implications on the modern world.