Ursula Burns
Ursula Burns

Teneo has appointed Ursula Burns, senior advisor and former Xerox CEO, chairwoman in the aftermath of the Declan Kelly scandal and his June 29 exit from the firm.

Burns, 62, helmed the copier company from 2009 to 2016, serving as the first Black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Most recently, she was CEO of Veon, a telecom company.

Paul Keary, who succeeded Kelly as CEO, called Burns “an exceptional leader” who is “taking on an expanded role with Teneo at this important time for the firm.”

Burns said she worked with Teneo for many years, both as a senior advisor since 2017 and as a client at Xerox and Veon.