Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, VEON, the parent company of Banglalink, will arrive in Dhaka on 21st January, 2020 for a two-day visit. An iconic leader in the global business arena, Ursula Burns has a number of remarkable achievements to her name.
During her first visit to Bangladesh, Ursula Burns will meet various stakeholders and government dignitaries to discuss Bangladesh’s technological progress, challenges in the telecom industry and VEON’s future plans.
Expressing her long-held willingness to visit Bangladesh, Ursula Burns said, “I am earnestly looking forward to visiting Bangladesh, a country VEON has been serving with its firm commitment over a long period of time. It will be an exciting experience for me to meet new people and witness how digital and technological advancements are driving the country’s overall progress. I hope my fruitful conversations with different stakeholders will help us serve our customers in the country even better in the period ahead.”
Ursula Burns is scheduled to leave the country on 23rd January, 2020.
Profile of Ursula Burns
Ursula Burns was appointed Chairman and CEO of VEON in December 2018, following a period as Executive Chairman and previously Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ursula 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.
Former US 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. Ursula is a director of the boards of Exxon Mobil, Nestlé and Uber. She 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 US National Academy of Engineers and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ursula 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.
Banglalink is one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh working to unlock new opportunities for its customers as they navigate the digital world. Driven by the vision of transforming lives through technology, Banglalink also strives to transform into a future-ready service provider capable of catering the demands of the new digital era. It is a subsidiary of VEON Ltd – a Nasdaq and Euronext listed connectivity provider headquartered in the Netherlands.