Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox, Karim Khola, CEO of Roshan, Chris Nurko, Global Chairman of FutureBrand Worldwide, and Bob Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC, share the benefits of engaged corporate leadership.
Ursula M. Burns is Chairman and CEO of Xerox, the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. Under Ursula’s leadership, the company’s presence dramatically increased in the $500 billion business services market. Moreover, the company’s reach extended into diverse areas of business process and IT outsourcing. In addition to the Xerox board, Ursula is a board director of the American Express Corporation and Exxon Mobil Corporation. Ursula also provides leadership counsel to community, educational, and non-profit organizations including FIRST - (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), National Academy Foundation, MIT, and the U.S. Olympic Committee, among others. She is a founding board director of Change the Equation, which focuses on improving the U.S.’s education system in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Karim Khoja, CEO of Roshan, has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including starting and managing extremely successful Global System for Mobile (GSM) companies in Pakistan, Poland, Croatia, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Under his leadership, Roshan has grown to be Afghanistan’s market leader, with more than 5.5 million customers. Roshan has received international recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the Face of Adversity and Special Recognition for Corporate Philanthropy. Karim started his GSM career as CEO for Mobilink in Pakistan, and then launched Era GSM in Poland. He went on to spin off the company, HT Mobile, from Croatia Telecom. Karim has spent the last eight years devoted to serving the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) to bring competition and best practices to the telecommunication industry in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. He is the Chairman of the Afghan Investment Climate facility, an advisor to the GSMA Development Fund, and an Associate Board Member of the Legatum Center at MIT.
Bob Moritz is the Chairman and Senior Partner of the US firm of PwC. Prior to that, Bob served as the Assurance Leader of the US firm from 2006 to 2009; and from 2004 to 2006 was the Managing Partner of the New York office and Metro Region. Bob joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1995. Bob served a three-year tour in PwC Tokyo, providing audit and advisory services to numerous European and US-based financial services organizations operating in Japan. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of CPAs and the New Jersey State Society of CPAs. He is the Chair of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board, and board member of the Oswego College Foundation, the Atlantic Council, the Conference Board and the Partnership for New York City.
Chris Nurko, Global Chairman, is immersed in all aspects of FutureBrand, including the shape and articulation of FutureBrand’s offerings and product innovations, as well as the development and growth of key clients. Chris is a champion of innovation and the power of brands and branding to transform companies, products, services, and people. Having worked for more than 20 years globally for clients in diverse sectors, he brings a wealth of experience, insight, and energy to creative and strategic challenges in business. Chris has created, directed, and launched more than 50 new-to-market brands, products, services and brand experiences, working with famous companies including Strauss, Bacardi, British Airways, GlaxoSmithKline, Hilton, Unilever, Foot Locker, General Mills, Sainsbury’s, Mars, Nokia, Volvo, and Wizz Air. Chris is an active advisor for the charity Malaria No More, and is a member of the Alumni International Council of The Elliott School at The George Washington University.