Ursula M. Burns

Former Chair and CEO, Xerox Corporation, and Chair of VEON

Ursula Burns

As Chair and CEO of Xerox Corporation, Ursula Burns helped the company become the world’s most diversified business services company serving enterprises and governments. Ms. Burns, who regularly appears on Fortune’s and Forbes’ lists of the world’s most powerful women, is a Board Director of American Express Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and the Ford Foundation. In 2009, President Obama appointed Ms. Burns to help lead the White House’s national program on STEM and she was appointed Chair of the President’s Export Council in 2015 after serving as Vice Chair. She also provides leadership counsel to several educational and non-profit organizations.

 “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.