Ursula Burns is chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox. Under her direction, the business process and document management company’s sales are nearly $23 billion. Burns began her Xerox career in 1980 as an intern. After several moves, the executive was named senior vice president, Corporate Strategic Services, where she was charged with overseeing manufacturing and supply chain operations.
Burns assisted with restructuring Xerox through a major turnaround, taking a key role in leading its global research as well as product development, marketing and delivery. After becoming chief executive officer in July 2009, Burns, took point on the $6.4 billion purchase of Affiliated Computer Services, the largest acquisition in Xerox history.
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