Ursula Burns

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at VEON Ltd.

Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at VEON Ltd.

Overview
Career Highlights

VEON Ltd.
Xerox Corporation
Change the Equation, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

10476

Primary Location

Manhattan, New York

Number of Boards

34

Birthday

09/20/1958 - New York City, NY

Age

60

Number of Awards

21

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Founder at National Academy Foundation

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at RW2 Enterprises LLC

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Chairman & Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Exxon Mobil Corporation

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President at Ford Foundation

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Co-Founder at VEON Ltd.

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Former President at Exxon Mobil Corporation

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at International Business Machines Corporation

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Chairwoman at National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

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President at J.D. Robinson, Inc.

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at VEON Ltd.
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Former Professional at Xerox Corporation

Xerox Corp. engages in the integration of paper and digital products. It operates through the following segments: Document Technology, Services, and Other. The Document Technology segment focuses on strategic products groups, which share common technology, manufacturing, and product platforms. The Services segment comprises solutions and services such as managed print services, workflow automation services, communication and marketing solutions, and revenues from partner print services offerings. The Other segment includes paper sales in its developing market countries, licensing revenues, global imaging system network integration solutions, and electronic presentation systems, and non-corporate items. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Norwalk, CT.

Education
MS in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 1981

A unique educational opportunity, Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science offers programs to both undergraduate and graduate students who undertake a course of study leading to the bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in engineering and applied science. Combining the advantages of small programs with the extensive resources of a major research university, students at the School pursue their academic interests under the guidance of outstanding senior faculty members who teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Columbia Engineering occupies three laboratory and classroom buildings at the north end of the campus, including the Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research. Because of the School's close proximity to the other Morningside facilities and programs, Columbia Engineering students have ready access to the whole of the University's resources.

BS in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 1980

Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University), an affiliated institute of New York University, is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 158-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship: i2e. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to its main campus in New York City at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn, it also offers programs at sites throughout the region, around the globe and remotely through NYUe-Poly. NYU-Poly is an integral part of NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai and the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in downtown Brooklyn

Attendee

Cathedral High School is an urban, multicultural, independent, Catholic, college preparatory school in Boston’s historic South End serving boys and girls of all faiths from grades seven through 12. Rooted in gospel values, we prepare students for college and leadership in a 21st century economy.

MS Mechanical Engineering

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member
Current

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2018 - Current

VEON Ltd. is a holding company engages in the provision of connectivity and internet services. Its brands include Beeline, Kyivstar, Banglalink, Jazz and Djezzy. The company was founded by Dmitri B. Zimin and Augie K. Fabela II in 1992 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Executive-in-Residence
2017 - Current

Founded in 2012, LionTree Advisors LLC is an SEC-registered broker/dealer located in New York City. The firm focuses their advisory services on media, telecommunications and Internet companies.

Founder
Current

Change the Equation (CTEq) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in the United States. Since its launch in September 2010, CTEq has helped its more than 100 members connect and align their philanthropic and advocacy efforts so that they add up to much more than the sum of their parts.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chairman, Executive Committee
Prior - 2014

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $25K
2015

US Foundation for Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Tech designs educational programs in science and technology. The firm designs accessible and innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education; and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The company was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 and is headquartered in Manchester, NH.

$100K - $500K
2015

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a leader in the movement to prepare young people for college and career success. For 30 years, NAF has refined a proven educational model which includes industry-focused curricula, work-based learning experiences, and business partner expertise from our five themes: Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, Information Technology, Engineering, and Health Sciences. Employees of more than 2,500 companies volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships and serve on local Advisory Boards. Founded in 1982 by Sanford I. Weill, Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup Inc., NAF fosters partnerships between the business and education communities to provide opportunities to underserved students. Weill’s original intent was to connect young people to entry-level jobs in New York City's growing financial sector. His program did much more than that. His vision led to a national movement of preparing students for successful careers. After Weill received approval for his new academy plan from the New York City Board of Education, the first academy, an Academy of Finance opened at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, NY in 1982. Since then, the NAF network has grown to 500 academies and serves more than 60,000 students across 39 states, D.C, and the U.S. Virgin Islands each year. NAF's 97% graduation rate and network of dedicated educators, business partners, and students are testament to the effectiveness of this model.

$1,000 +
2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Political Donations
$40K
2012

Former President of United States

$2,400
2012

Representative from New York's 23rd Congressional District

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #29
2015
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
Rank #17
2014
Fortune Magazine - 50 Most Powerful Women in Business
Rank #323
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Events
Speaker
Washington, DC, United States
38th Annual Ex-Im Bank Conference

The Export-Import Bank of the United States concluded its 38th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C on Friday with a keynote address from Vice President Joe Biden. The Vice President, who was introduced by small business owner Jenny Fulton, spoke at length about how exports are critical to maintaining a robust economy and sustaining U.S. job creation and growth.

Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Speaker
New York City, NY
2013 Board of Boards CEO Conference

Board of Boards CEO Roundtable, consistently rated one of the world's top executive gatherings, is a unique opportunity for corporate leaders to share insights and best practices and to help advance the business case for corporate community investment. By coming together for this event, global CEOs demonstrate their commitment to CECP’s mission — to draw together and empower senior executives of the world's largest companies to make unprecedented progress on societal challenges while driving business performance.

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