CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global professional services firm Huron (NASDAQ: HURN), today announced that Ekta Singh-Bushell was elected to Huron’s board of directors by Huron’s shareholders at its annual meeting on May 3, 2019. Ms. Singh-Bushell’s addition to the board continues the company’s multi-year board refresh process to ensure the board has a diverse mix of knowledge, skills and business acumen to evaluate and support the company’s strategy going forward.
“We are pleased to welcome Ekta to Huron’s board of directors,” said John McCartney, non-executive chairman of the Huron board. “Ekta’s unique experience leading global teams and helping clients navigate disruption through digital strategy, technology implementation and cybersecurity initiatives will be invaluable as Huron continues to grow its technology capabilities as part of its strategic evolution.”
Ms. Singh-Bushell has more than 25 years of experience in diverse global management, financial auditing, and digital and technology implementation. She currently serves on the board of directors at TTEC Holdings, Inc., Datatec Limited, Net1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. and DSW Inc. Additionally, she is a strategic board advisor for DecisionGPS, LLC.
“I’m delighted to join Huron’s board of directors,” said Ms. Singh-Bushell. “It is an exciting time at Huron, and I look forward to working with the board and management team to support the organization as Huron continues its strategic transformation.”
Ms. Singh-Bushell previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Office at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she was responsible for overseeing and supporting the organization’s strategic, financial and operational performance. Prior to her work at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, she held several senior partner roles at EY, including Global Information Security Officer and U.S. Digital Strategy Leader, and led transformations of companies across multiple industries through technological and digital change.
Ms. Singh-Bushell holds a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Poona, India and is a certified public accountant (CPA). She also holds advanced international certifications in governance, information systems security and audit.
Huron is a global consultancy that helps our clients drive growth, enhance performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. We partner with them to develop strategies and implement solutions that enable the transformative change our clients need to own their future. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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