Accenture names Julie Sweet as new Chief Executive Officer
Julie Sweet will become Accenture's Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2019. She is currently chief executive officer of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market with revenues of approximately $18 billion for fiscal 2018. David Rowland, currently interim chief executive officer, has been appointed executive chairman.
“Julie is the right person to lead Accenture into the future, given her strong command of our business and proven ability to drive results in our largest market,” said Rowland. “We are on a positive growth trajectory at Accenture and are very well-positioned to continue building on our strong momentum. I am so pleased and proud that Julie will lead our company, and I am excited to work with her — along with our entire senior leadership team — to ensure a seamless transition and on Accenture’s next phase of growth and market leadership.”
Sweet has been with Accenture since 2010 when she joined the company as general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Accenture, Sweet was a partner for 10 years in the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
As executive chair, Rowland will continue to play a key role and be actively involved in Accenture’s business. He will chair the board of directors, act as an advisor to Sweet and be involved in Accenture’s long-term business strategy. Marge Magner, currently non-executive chair of the board, will resume her role as lead independent director.
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