Accenture announces new CEO choice
William Green to continue as Chairman; Pierre Nanterme named CEO

Fuente:  Fecha: 22.10.2010

Accenture announces new CEO choice

Accenture’s Board of Directors named Pierre Nanterme chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Nanterme will join the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. William D. Green, currently chairman & CEO, will continue as chairman.

“This is the right time to further strengthen Accenture’s global leadership. Accenture is on a solid growth trajectory and is better positioned for the future than at any time in our history,” Green said. “Pierre’s significant involvement in both developing and delivering our growth strategy — and his tenure as a senior leader in our company — all point to a seamless transition. 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.”

Nanterme, 51, currently serves as group chief executive of Accenture’s global Financial Services operating group, a position he has held since 2007. During his 27 years with Accenture he has held a wide variety of leadership positions across many operating dimensions of the company’s business. In addition, he served as chief leadership officer, with responsibility for the company’s human capital strategy and for the design and implementation of its global operating model.

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, lead director of the Accenture board, said, “Pierre possesses all the qualifications that we believe are critical to lead Accenture — including a keen understanding of the global marketplace and competitive landscape, a deep-seated commitment to serving clients and delivering value to shareholders, and true passion for Accenture’s people. Speaking on behalf of the board, we look forward to working closely with Pierre in his role as chief executive officer.

Outside of Accenture, Nanterme is chairman of the French Consulting Association (SYNTEC) and has been chairman of the French Employers Association’s Commission for Economic Affairs (MEDEF) since September 2005.

Nanterme joined Accenture in 1983 and became a partner in 1993. He graduated from ESSEC (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) Business School in Paris.

Green will continue to play a key role and be actively involved in Accenture’s business. He will continue to chair the board of directors, act as an advisor to Nanterme, and be involved in planning Accenture’s long-term business strategy. He will also continue to represent Accenture with clients around the world, as well as represent Accenture with business and government leaders, champion Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship efforts, and represent Accenture with key external groups.

Accenture said that there is no change to the business outlook for fiscal 2011 that the company provided as part of its fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2010 earnings announcement on Sept. 30.