Visentin replaces CEO Jeff Jacobson, the main architect of a proposed $6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm Holdings Corp <4901.T> which was scrapped this week in a settlement with activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason that handed control of the U.S. company to new management.
Five other directors would step down as well under the settlement.
Icahn and Deason, who own a combined 15 percent of Xerox, had launched a proxy fight arguing that the deal undervalued the U.S. company.
Visentin, who had also been under consideration by the old board to replace Jacobson as recently as last year, had been hired by Icahn to assist in his campaign against Xerox.
(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Richard Chang)
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