Xerox names Jeff Jacobson post-split CEO

By Kevin Zimmerman

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Xerox has named Jeff Jacobson, president of its technology unit, its CEO following the splitting off of its business process outsourcing (BPO) unit, expected to take place later this year.

Jacobson joined Xerox four years ago as its president of global graphic communications operations. He previously served as president, CEO and chairman of digital offset printing solution supplier Presstek, and held several senior executive roles at Eastman Kodak Co.

Commenting on his new appointment at Xerox, headquartered in Norwalk, Jacobson said: “As an independent company and with the benefit of the strategic transformation we are aggressively implementing, we will capture the many opportunities available to us to strengthen core businesses and pursue select growth opportunities.

“We will build a bright future for Xerox on the foundation of disciplined management, operational excellence and customer focus that is in place today,” he added.

Jacobson will replace as CEO Ursula Burns, who will remain with the company as chairman.

Earlier this month, Xerox announced the appointment of Ashok Vemuri, former president and CEO of IT services firm IGATE Corp., as CEO of the BPO spinoff, which has since been named Conduent.

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