Ursula Burns will become chairman of Xerox’s Docu-ment Technology business when Xerox splits in two later this year.  Burns is currently chairman and chief executive of the $18bn turnover group.  

Xerox outlined plans to  split into two businesses, Document Technology (incl-uding production printing and print management) and Business Process Outsourcing, at the beginning of the year.

The Document Techno-logy business will have sales of around $11bn. Xerox said it had made “substantial progress” in building strong    operational and financial foundations for both new companies in the intervening months, and the goal remained to complete the separation by the end of     the year.

Burns said: “I am looking forward to my role as chairman of the Document Technology company and to continuing my deep personal and professional commitment to its success. “I remain focused, however, on ensuring Xerox and the post-separation companies are positioned to build on our strong heritage and capture new opportunities we have identified to create value for employees, customers and shareholders.”

Xerox is yet to announce the two CEOs for the businesses. “We have an extremely strong pool of talent across our organisation as well as external    candidates to build our management teams,” Burns added.