Kay Kapoor Joins Accenture to Lead U.S. Federal Practice

RESTON, Va.; Feb. 4, 2011 – Accenture today announced that Kay Kapoor will join the company on Feb. 21 to lead its U.S. federal government practice, a cornerstone of the company’s Health & Public Service (H&PS) operating group.

H&PS Group Chief Executive Steve Rohleder said Kapoor brings 25 years of systems integration and IT consulting experience to Accenture, including extensive work with the U.S. federal government. “U.S. civilian and defense agencies represent many of our most important and longest client engagements. Kay’s deep industry knowledge and significant leadership experience make her the perfect trusted adviser for our clients. I’m confident she is the right person to accelerate our continued growth in the public sector.”

Kapoor comes to Accenture from ITT, where she served as vice president and of the company’s Advanced Information Systems and was responsible for the technical and financial performance of defense, intelligence and civilian contracts for that business unit. Prior to ITT, she spent 20 years at Lockheed Martin, including serving as vice president and deputy of the company’s federal civilian business.

"I am excited to join Accenture’s accomplished team and looking forward to serving the needs of our federal customers at a time when they are facing unprecedented changes and challenges," said Kay Kapoor, managing director, U.S. Federal Practice.

Accenture’s U.S. federal portfolio includes clients in civilian, defense, intelligence and public safety agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Kapoor is active in industry associations, including the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council, TechAmerica, the Society of Women Engineers and Women in Technology. Federal Computer Week named her one of the “2010 Federal 100,” which recognizes the achievements of professionals in the Washington, D.C. government IT community. She holds an M.S. in business from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in information systems from the University of Maryland.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 211,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

# # #


Lisa Meyer


+1 703-947-3846