Ellen Jamison Kullman

Education

In 1978, Ellen Kullman graduated in mechanical engineering from the Tufts University. In 1983, she also obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. In 2013, she was granted a PhD degree at the University of Edinburgh.

 

Career

Ellen Kullman began her career at General Electric. In 1988, she joined Du Pont de Nemours as a marketing manager of medical imaging business of the company. Later, she was elected as an Executive Vice-President of DuPont group, taking over responsibility for four of the company’s commercial service platforms, as well as for expansion of the company’s share in the global market. On the 1 January 2008, Ellen Kullman was elected as a president of DuPont group, with effect from 1 January 2009. Ellen became the first woman to lead the group since its foundation 206 years ago.

Between 2004 and 2008, Kullman served as a director of General Motors. At present, she is a president and CEO of DuPont, and also a member of the Board of Directors of the group.

Ellen Kullman was also elected as a member of the Tufts University Board of Directors in 2006. Between 2011 and 2015 she was also a member of the Executive Committee of The Business Council.

In June 2013, Ellen Kullman was elected as a president of US-China Business Council. During 25 years of working at DuPont, Ellen Kullman was running several industrial companies, including White Pigment and Minderal Products.

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Anecdotes

In 2009, the Forbes magazine named Ellen J. Kullman the seventh most powerful woman in the world. Ellen Kullman was also awarded the Sellinger Business Leader of the Year.

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