Ursula Burns

Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2015
October 13th, 2015. Washington, D.C., USA Fortune Most Powerful Women 2015 Summit 6:00 pm CONVERSATION Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, Xerox Megan Smith, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Most Powerful WomenStuart Isett for Fortune
  • Title
    CEO and Chairman
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Last January, Burns announced she would split the $18 billion Xerox into two publicly traded companies; one focused on document technology, still named ­Xerox, and the other, to be called Conduent, on business process outsourcing. Burns will continue as chair of ­Xerox but will give up the CEO role at year’s end. She tried to transform Xerox into an IT services shop, but revenue kept falling, dipping 8% in 2015. It’s not clear what will come next for Burns, the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company.

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Previous Rank17

Company Financials (2015, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($B)18
Profits ($B)552
Market Value as of 8/26/16 ($M)9859