Russia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Algeria, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Georgia.
VEON’s Board of Directors appointed Ursula Burns as CEO on 13 December 2018, in addition to her role as Chairman.
Ms. Burns was appointed as Chairman of VEON on 24 July 2017 and spent a period as Executive Chairman before her appointment as CEO.
Ursula Burns has extensive international experience of large companies confronting technology change in their industries. She was Chairman of the Board of the Xerox Corporation from 2010 to 2017 and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2016.
She is a director of the boards of Exxon Mobil, Nestlé and Uber.
President Barack Obama appointed her to help lead the White House national program on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and she served as chair of the President’s Export Council.
Ms. Burns also counsels other community, educational and non-profit organizations including the Ford Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Corporation. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineers and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ms. Burns 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.
Telecommunications for mobile/residential/business clients. Digital, cloud, and connectivity products and services for business and government customers.
VEON is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.