Ursula M. Burns

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ursula Burns joined the Board of Directors of IHS Holding Limited as an Independent Non-Executive Director in July 2020. Ms. Burns was the Chairman of the Board of Xerox Corporation from 2010 to 2017 and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2016, after having been appointed President in 2007. During Ms. Burns’ tenure as Chief Executive Officer, she helped the company transform from a global leader in document technology to the world’s most diversified business services company serving enterprises and governments of all sizes. Shortly after being named CEO in 2009, she spearheaded the largest acquisition in Xerox history, the $6.4 billion purchase of Affiliated Computer Services.

Following her retirement from Xerox, Ms. Burns was appointed as Chairman of VEON, Ltd. in 2017 and became Chairman and CEO in December 2018 until June 2020.

Ms. Burns is a member of the Exxon Mobil, Uber Technologies, Inc., and Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors. She is also a founding partner of Integrum Holdings, a private equity firm, Non-Executive Chairman of Teneo Holdings LLC, and the Executive Chairman of Plum Acquisition Corp I. In addition, Ms. Burns is on several private company boards, including Waystar, IHS Holding Limited, and Hear.com while also providing 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 amongst others.

President Barack Obama appointed Ms. Burns to lead the White House national program on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) from 2009 - 2016. She served as Chair of the President’s Export Council from 2015 - 2016 after service as Vice Chair from 2010 - 2015.

Ms. Burns holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Academy of Engineering and the G7 Gender Equity Advisory Council.

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