Kevin Warren first Canadian CEO named to magazine's prestigious list
TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Kevin Warren, president and CEO, Xerox Canada,
has been named one of Black Enterprise Magazine's "100 most powerful
executives in Corporate America." Warren's appointment makes him the first CEO
of a Canadian company to be named to the list since its inception in 2005.
The list was compiled after six months of intensive research to identify
dynamic, high-level professionals who are leading and re-engineering a vast
array of businesses.
The final tally includes nine CEOs, 11 division chief executives, and a
host of top executives that significantly contribute to their company's
revenues. Each executive holds a senior management position at one of the top
1,000 publicly traded companies or at an international corporation grossing
revenues of $1 billion or more.
Xerox Corporation president Ursula Burns and Quincy Allen, president,
Global Business and Strategic Marketing Group, were also named to the 2009
list. Burns and Allen are both based in the United States.
"Kevin has served as an excellent role model in both the business and
philanthropic community in Canada," says Damon Knights, president of the
Canadian chapter the National Black MBA Association. "In his relatively short
time as Xerox Canada CEO, he has become a founding member of our organization,
volunteers on numerous boards, and has made youth-focused charities a
The selection criteria and comprehensive profiles of the 100 Most
Powerful Executives in Corporate America are available in the February 2009
issue of Black Enterprise Magazine, available on newsstands now.
Kevin Warren has served as Xerox Canada's president and CEO since January
2008. Prior to this, he led Xerox's $1.5 billion purchase and integration of
Global Imaging Systems and served as senior vice president of U.S. Eastern
Warren earned his BS in finance from Georgetown University in 1984 and
graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He
is an advisory board member of the first international chapter of the National
Black MBA Association, and sits on the national board of Big Brothers Big
Sisters of America. He is also on the board of the Conference Board of Canada,
and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Executive
About Black Enterprise
Founded in 1970, Black Enterprise is a multimedia company that produces
television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content and digital
media. It is widely considered the definitive source of information for and
about African American business markets and leaders. Every month Black
Enterprise magazine provides 4.1 million readers with information on
entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management.
Xerox Corporation is the world's leading document management technology
and services enterprise, providing the industry's broadest portfolio of colour
and black-and-white document processing systems and related supplies, as well
as document management consulting and outsourcing services. Over the past 40
years, Xerox has demonstrated leadership in sustainability and citizenship in
its products and its facilities and by investing in innovation that delivers
measurable benefits to the environment. It is a member of the California
Climate Action Registry as well as the United States Climate Action
Partnership (USCAP). It received the National Medal of Technology, the highest
technology award in the United States, for its innovations.
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