Ursula Burns:

By Duchess Magazine

The first black woman to lead an S&P 500 company ?? Rated by Forbes as one of the world’s Most Powerful Women, Corporate evolutionist, Ursula Burns, upon been named CEO of Xerox in 2009 was heralded as the first black woman to lead an S&P 500 company – a position she held till
2016. With her brilliance she succeeded in generating an impressive $18 billion in revenue for the company, raising the company’s repute in the business world.

The Chairman and CEO of VEON is a founding member of Change the Equation, a CEO-led non-profit program to boost STEM education, launched by the Obama administration in 2010 and member of Uber board of directors.

Ursula is senior advisor to Teneo and a non-executive director of Diageo since April 2018. She is also a member of the board of directors of Uber

The 61 year old was a leader of the STEM program of the White House from 2009 to 2016, and head of the President’s Export Council from 2015 until 2016.

Burns holds degrees from Columbia University and Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. ?


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