Ellen Kullman


  • March 23- DuPont, embroiled in a proxy war with activist investor Trian Fund Management LP for board seats, said it would hold its annual shareholder meeting on May 13. However, Peltz said in interview to CNBC earlier this month that breaking up the company would be "the most efficient way" to get rid of $2 billion to $4 billion in costs. DuPont shares closed at $74.34 on...

  • March 13- DuPont rejected hedge fund Trian Fund Management LP's proposal to add two nominees each to the chemical conglomerate's board and the board of a unit the company plans to spin off, in a letter to activist investor Nelson Peltz. Direct representation by a Trian principal cannot result in a "mutually acceptable resolution," DuPont said in the letter, which...

  • DuPont rejects four Peltz nominees Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 4:23 PM ET

    March 13- DuPont rejected hedge fund Trian's proposal of four nominees, according to a letter to activist investor Nelson Peltz from the company's board on Friday. The letter follows Peltz's call with DuPont Chief Executive Ellen Kullman on March 11, the company said. DuPont said on Wednesday that it would add one of Trian's nominees, John Myers, to its board.

  • Feb 11- Trian Fund Management LP urged DuPont shareholders to vote Nelson Peltz and three other nominees to the board, days after the chemical company named two of its own nominees as directors. The activist investor also noted that DuPont Chief Executive Ellen Kullman had sold more than half of her holdings in the company since the fund first disclosed its...

  • Oct 28- DuPont said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together after higher operating margins in five of its seven units helped the company report a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its agriculture, nutrition and health, and industrial biosciences...

  • Oct 28- DuPont's third-quarter profit scraped past the average analyst estimate as the company's cost-cutting efforts helped to boost operating margins in five of its seven businesses. DuPont has unveiled plans to cut $1 billion in annual costs by 2019. The company is also spinning off its performance chemicals business, which makes materials such as...

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  • Dupont CEO: We are spinning off our chemicals division

    Ellen Kullman, Dupont chairman and CEO, is focused on 3 strategic priorities for the company including the science of extending leadership in agriculture and nutrition, strengthening its advance materials portfolio, and building out industrial bio-science. Agriculture is the one consistent thing around the world going strong, Kullman adds.

  • Oct 23- DuPont slashed its earnings forecast, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and announced 1,500 job cuts on Tuesday, signs that demand for the chemical company's lucrative paint and solar products is slipping around the world. Shares of DuPont, a component of the Dow Jones industrial average, fell more than 9 percent in midday trading.

  • America’s Best Dressed CEOs Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
    When Dress For Success came out in 1975, it set rigid rules for executive attire: The “proper” colors for a suit were blue, gray and beige; the most “authoritative” suit was a dark pinstripe; and the “most acceptable” dress shirt was white or solid colors. (No dresses here; The Women’s Dress For Success Book didn’t come out until 1977.)Today, there are no rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. The proper colors are ones that work with your coloring, the most aut

    These days there are no dress-for-success rules, other than being put-together from head to toe, no detail spared. Here are the CEOs who have it down pat.