Ellen Kullman (Chief Executive)
Ellen J. Kullmanborn is an American business executive. She is President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ("DuPont") in Wilmington and a former director of General Motors.
Kullman began her business career at General Electric and joined DuPont in 1988 as marketing manager in the company's medical imaging business. 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.
On September 23, 2008, DuPont announced that its board of directors had 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. She is the nineteenth executive, and the first woman, to lead the company in its 206 year history. As a result of her new role at DuPont, Fortune magazine has named Kullman fifteenth in its list of the world's fifty most powerful women, and The Wall Street Journal has named her eighth on its 2008 list of "Women to Watch".
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