Ellen J. Kullman

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Ellen J. Kullman
Ellen J. Kullman - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009.jpg
Kullman at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 30, 2009.
Born Ellen Jamison
(1956-01-22) January 22, 1956 (age 58)
Wilmington, Delaware
Residence Wilmington, Delaware
Nationality American
Ethnicity Irish American[1]
Alma mater Tufts University
Northwestern University
Occupation Business executive
Employer DuPont
Home town Wilmington, Delaware
Salary $11.3 million (2010, including salary, bonuses and stock options)[2]
Title President, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont
Board member of
DuPont (2008-present)
General Motors (2004-2008) United Technologies (2009-present)
Spouse(s) Michael Kullman
Parents Joseph Jamison
Margaret Jamison

Ellen J. Kullman (born January 22, 1956, Wilmington, Delaware)[3][4] is an American business executive. She is President, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ("DuPont") in Wilmington and a former director of General Motors. Forbes ranked her 31st of the 100 Most Powerful Women in 2014.[5]

Early life[edit]

Kullman was born Ellen Jamison, the younger daughter of Joseph and Margaret Jamison.[3] She has two older brothers and an older sister.[3] Kullman attended Tower Hill School in Wilmington, and then studied mechanical engineering at Tufts University where she received her bachelor's degree in 1978.[3] In 1983 she received a master's degree in management from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.[3]

Career[edit]

Kullman began her business career at General Electric and joined DuPont in 1988 as marketing manager in the company's medical imaging business.[3][4] In her previous role as executive vice president she was responsible for four of DuPont's business platforms as well as leading the company's growth in markets outside the USA.[3]

DuPont's board of directors elected Kullman President and a director of the company with effect from October 1, 2008 and Chief Executive Officer with effect from January 1, 2009.[6] She is the nineteenth executive, and the first woman, to lead the company in its 212 year history.[7] Fortune magazine named Kullman fifteenth in its list of the world's fifty most powerful women for 2008,[8] and fifth on the list for 2009[9] and 2010.[10] In 2014 she was ranked as the 31st most powerful woman in the world, up from 42nd in 2013.[5] The Wall Street Journal named her eighth on its 2008 list of "Women to Watch".[11]

Kullman was a director of General Motors from 2004-2008[12][13] and was elected to the Board of Trustees of Tufts University in 2006.[14]

On October 30, 2009, DuPont announced that its board of directors had elected Kullman as Chair of the company effective December 31, 2009.[15][16]

She is a member of the Executive Committee of The Business Council for 2011 - 2013.[17]

Kullman has also previously been awarded Sellinger's Business Leader of the Year.[18]

On June 6, 2013 the US-China Business Council announced that Kullman had been elected as its Chair.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Kullman is married to Michael Kullman and they have three children.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ellen Kullman". Irish America. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  2. ^ "DuPont CEO got $11.3M pay package in 2010 - Yahoo! Finance". finance.yahoo.com. March 18, 2011. Archived from the original on March 18, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Eder, Andrew. "A new era dawns at DuPont Co.". delawareonline.com. Archived from the original on 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  4. ^ a b c "Biographical information on Ellen Kullman". www.webcitation.org. Archived from the original on 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  5. ^ a b "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes. Forbes. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "DuPont: Investor Center —News Release". phx.corporate-ir.net. Archived from the original on 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  7. ^ "Bloomberg.com: News". www.bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  8. ^ "50 Most Powerful omen —Ellen Kullman (15) - FORTUNE". cnn.com. Archived from the original on 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  9. ^ "50 Most Powerful Women - 7. Ellen Kullman (7) - FORTUNE". cnn.com. 2009-09-15. Archived from the original on 2011-03-11. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ "50 Most Powerful Women - Ellen Kullman (7) - FORTUNE". cnn.com. 2010-09-30. Archived from the original on 2011-03-11. Retrieved October 1, 2010. 
  11. ^ Crittenden, Michael R. (2008-11-10). "Women to Watch — WSJ.com". online.wsj.com. Archived from the original on 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  12. ^ "WebCite archive of General Motors: Investors: Corp Governance: Board of Directors as of 09/29/08". www.webcitation.org. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  13. ^ "DuPont president resigns from GM board — MarketWatch". www.marketwatch.com. Archived from the original on 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  14. ^ "Trustee Information — Office of the Trustees — Tufts University". www.tufts.edu. Archived from the original on 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  15. ^ "DuPont names Ellen Kullman as chair - MarketWatch". www.marketwatch.com. Archived from the original on 2009-11-06. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  16. ^ "DuPont's Board of Directors Appoints Ellen Kullman Chair". www.prnewswire.com. Archived from the original on 2009-11-06. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  17. ^ The Business Council, Official website, Executive Committee
  18. ^ "DuPont CEO Ellen J. Kullman named Sellinger's Business Leader of the Year". Loyola University Maryland. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  19. ^ U.S.-China Business Council Elects DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman as Chair - Yahoo! Finance

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