Anne M. Mulcahy (born October 21, 1952) is former chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation. She was named CEO of Xerox on August 1, 2001, and chairwoman on January 1, 2002. In addition to serving on the Xerox board, she has been a member of the boards of directors of Catalyst, Citigroup Inc., Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd. and Target Corporation.
She was selected as 'CEO of the Year 2008' by Chief Executive magazine. She announced her retirement as CEO on May 21, 2009 prior to the company's annual shareholder meeting.
Mulcahy was born in Rockville Centre, New York on October 21, 1952. She received a B.A. in English and Journalism from Marymount College of Fordham University in Tarrytown, New York.
Mulcahy joined Xerox as a field sales representative in 1976 and rose through the ranks. From 1992-1995, Mulcahy was vice president for human resources, Her nowresponsible for compensation, benefits, human resource strategy, labor relations, management development and employee training. She became chief staff officer in 1997 and corporate senior vice president in 1998. Prior to that, she served as vice president and staff officer for Customer Operations, covering South America and Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and China. Though never intent on running Xerox, she was selected by the board of directors in 2001. Later in her tenure, she cut the workforce by 30% and eliminated the desktop portion of Xerox...
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