Accenture makes senior appointments

Accenture names Lisa Mascolo to oversee the company's US operations and Juan Domenech to oversee the company's business serving public-sector clients.


Accenture makes senior appointments

Accenture has named Lisa Mascolo US country managing director and Juan Domenech group chief executive of the company's Public Service operating group, effective Sept. 1. In his new role Domenech joins Accenture's executive leadership team and succeeds Mascolo.

As US country managing director, Mascolo, 48, will have primary responsibility for Accenture's business and operations in the United States, including developing and executing the business strategy and ensuring the company's growth within the country. She will also have overall responsibility for the more than 33,000 Accenture employees in the United States, from recruiting and compensation to employee satisfaction. She succeeds Ed Fikse, who will be retiring from Accenture on Aug. 31.

Prior to being appointed group chief executive–Public Service in August 2006, Mascolo was managing director of Accenture's USA Government operating unit, with responsibility for Accenture's Federal and State & Local business, which included more than 4,000 Accenture professionals, $1.5 billion in annual revenues and 100 client organizations. Before holding that position, Mascolo was managing partner of Accenture's US Federal Government business, with responsibility for Accenture's business with US Federal, civilian and defence agencies and the United States Postal Service.

In 2005 Mascolo was named one of the 25 most influential women in Washington in the Washington Business Journal's 2005 "Women Who Mean Business" issue. She is currently president of the Accenture Foundation, Inc. and also serves on the steering committee of Accenture Development Partnerships.

Mascolo joined Accenture in 1982 and became a partner in 1996. She has a bachelor of science degree in systems planning and management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Domenech, 52, has spent the past 18 years in Accenture's Public Service operating group, which serves public-service organizations in the defence, education, public health, human services, border management and public safety, revenue and postal sectors globally. He currently serves as the group's chief operating officer, a position he has held since 2004.

In his 25-year career with Accenture, Domenech has also held a variety of other leadership positions, including managing director of the Public Service operating group in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Canada, and head of the Change Management practice in South Europe. He has also served clients in the financial services and utilities industries.

Based in Barcelona, Domenech joined Accenture in 1983 and became a partner in 1992. He holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Catalonia Polytechnic University in Barcelona and a master of business administration degree from the IESE Business School.