Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns has been an Advisor to EQT since 2020.

In June 2017 she was appointed as Chairman of VEON Ltd. She became Chairman and CEO in December 2018 until June 2020. Following her start at Xerox as an intern in 1980, Ursula was CEO from 2009 to 2016 and the Chairman of the Board of the Xerox Corporation from 2010 to 2017. She spearheaded the largest acquisition in Xerox history, the $6.4 billion purchase of Affiliated Computer Services.

Ursula is a board director of Exxon Mobil, Uber and IHS Towers. U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Ursula to help lead the White House national program on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) from 2009-2016, and she served as chair of the President's Export Council from 2015-2016 after service as vice chair 2010-2015. She provides leadership counsel to several other community, educational and non-profit organizations including the Ford Foundation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Corporation, Cornell Tech Board of Overseers, the New York City Ballet and the Mayo Clinic among others. Burns is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Ursula holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University. 

Awards: National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering.

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