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Accenture appoints new Head of North America following CEO announcement

By Christian Wylonis
Jimmy Etheredge
Image credit: Accenture Names Jimmy Etheredge Group Chief Executive — North America

Accenture has named Jimmy Etheredge as new Group Chief Executive of North America replacing Julie Sweet who will become Accenture's new CEO. Etheredge is currently senior managing director for the US Southeast region which includes the key markets of Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington, D.C.

David Rowland, Accenture's incoming Executive Chairman, said: “Jimmy has distinguished himself as a proven leader during his 33 years with Accenture, and I’m delighted that he is stepping up to run our largest market, helping bring our best to clients every day. He is a tireless and passionate advocate for our culture of inclusion and diversity, and has long demonstrated thoughtful engagement as a champion for our people and communities.”

Etheredge was previously senior managing director of Accenture’s Products operating unit in North America, and he has been a member of the North America Leadership Team for nearly a decade. He joined Accenture in 1985 immediately after graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering. In his new role, Etheredge will lead the company’s business in North America, its largest geographic market, with revenues of approximately $18 billion for fiscal 2018, and will join Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

Martin Rodgers will succeed Etheredge as senior managing director — US Southeast. In his new position, he will lead Accenture’s business in the US Southeast region and will join the North America Leadership Team.

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