Ellen Kullman

Former CEO of DuPont


Ellen Kullman served as chair of the board of directors and chief executive officer of DuPont from January 2009 to October 2015. During her seven years as CEO at DuPont, she decisively positioned the company for its next generation of growth and championed the power of DuPont science and market knowledge to change industries. While guiding the company through the global financial crisis of 2008, she developed a plan to transform DuPont by moving out of commoditized businesses and establishing it as a premier, market-driven science company. Mrs. Kullman began her 27-year career at DuPont in 1988. Prior to joining DuPont, she worked for Westinghouse and General Electric. She was named CEO at the beginning of 2009 and board chair later that year, becoming the 19th executive to lead DuPont since its founding in 1802.

She is a member of the boards of directors of United Technologies Corporation, Dell Technologies, Amgen, Goldman Sachs and Carbon3D. She is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and past chair of the U.S.-China Business Council. Additionally, she is a co-chair of the Paradigm for Parity® Coalition and serves on the board of trustees of Northwestern University and the board of overseers of Tufts School of Engineering. Mrs. Kullman holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and an M.S. in Management from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.