Accenture Has New CEO

Kimberly Watson, Editor in Chief
October 21, 2010 /

Accenture’s Board of Directors has named Pierre Nanterme as the Chief Executive Officer, with effect from January 1, 2011. Nanterme will be joining the company’s Board of Directors with immediate effect.

William D. Green, who is currently chairman & CEO, will continue as chairman of the company.

Green said in a statement that this is the right time for the company to further strengthen its global leadership. He said that the company was on a solid growth trajectory and is better positioned for fuelling tremendous future growth than ever before.

About Nanterme’s appointment, Green said: “I look forward to working closely with Pierre as he accelerates the execution of our business strategy and guides Accenture through our next phase of growth.”

Green also said that Nanterme’s tenure as a senior leader of the company will help in a seamless transition to his post of CEO.

Nanterme, 51, is currently serving the company as group chief executive of the global Financial Services operating group. He has held this position since the year 2007. He has been with Accenture for 27 years and held a number of leadership positions.

Nanterme has served as chief leadership officer, where he held the responsibility of the company’s human capital strategy as also for the implementation and design of the company’s global operating model.

Nanterme is also holding the position of chairman of the French Consulting Association (SYNTEC). He has also been holding the position of chairman of the French Employers Association’s Commission for Economic Affairs (MEDEF) since the year 2005.

In 1983, Nanterme joined Accenture and was made a partner in 1993. He has graduated from ESSEC (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) Business School, which is in Paris.

Accenture said in a statement that its fiscal outlook for 2011 will undergo no change.

 

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