Accenture to Expand Management Consulting Capabilities Globally
19/03/2007
Company plans to double size of management consulting workforce over next three years

19 March 2007

NEW YORK; March 19, 2007 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is expanding its management consulting capabilities globally, with plans to nearly double the number of management consultants worldwide in the next three years.

"The demand for management consulting services around the world is being fueled by globalization, which is causing increased client interest in growth, new business models and workforce transformation, as well as in local-market optimization and consolidation," said William D. Green, Accenture’s chairman and CEO. "Management consulting is a critical area of Accenture’s growth plans, and coupled with our technology and outsourcing capabilities, allows us to offer our clients end-to-end services that enable them to achieve high performance."

Mark Foster, Accenture’s group chief executive–Management Consulting & Integrated Markets, said, "We believe that our industry expertise, combined with the depth of our management consulting capabilities — from customer relationship management, finance & performance management and human performance to supply chain management and strategy — positions us uniquely in this market. Our plans to expand our management consulting capabilities further increase our existing capacity to provide clients with end-to-end services encompassing large-scale transformation, systems integration and outsourcing."

Accenture currently has approximately 13,000 management consulting professionals. The plan to nearly double the number of these professionals will enable the company to expand the breadth and depth of its management consulting services globally, in developed markets such as the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, as well as in rapidly evolving markets such as India, China and Brazil.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With approximately 150,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$16.65 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2006. Its home page is www.accenture.com .