Xerox (NYSE: XRX) announced today the appointment of Joseph J. Echevarria, the former chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP, and Cheryl G. Krongard, a former senior partner with Apollo Management LP, to the Xerox board of directors effective January 1, 2017. With these additions, the Xerox Board will comprise eleven directors.
“We’re pleased to have Joe and Cheryl, two highly successful professionals with extensive governance experience, join our board,” said Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns. “Xerox will greatly benefit from Joe’s knowledge of international business and professional services and Cheryl’s expertise in institutional asset management, as we begin our exciting next phase after our separation into two independent companies.”
Mr. Echevarria is also on the board of directors of the Bank of New York Mellon Corp., Unum Group, and Pfizer Inc. Mrs. Krongard currently serves as a director on the boards of Legg Mason, Inc. and Air Lease Corporation.
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