February 18, 2014

Accenture BPO Group Chief Executive Mike Salvino Inducted into Outsourcing Hall of Fame

NEW YORK; February 18, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced Mike Salvino, group chief executive of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), will be inducted into the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Outsourcing Hall of Fame for his outstanding career achievements and contributions to the industry. Salvino will be recognized today at the 2014 Outsourcing World Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The Outsourcing Hall of Fame acknowledges individuals for their leadership and outsourcing management practices, as well as for contributions to community-based economic development and socially-directed investments, career development, education and training through outsourcing.

“I am honored to be included in the Outsourcing Hall of Fame among so many other prestigious leaders,” said Mike Salvino, group chief executive – BPO, Accenture, “I’ve had the great fortune of working with many talented professionals over my career and together, I think we have made a very positive impact on our industry, our people and most of all our clients.”

“Mike is a great visionary and proven leader with a tireless passion for driving positive change in the outsourcing industry,” said Pierre Nanterme, chairman and chief executive officer, Accenture. “His induction into the Outsourcing Hall of Fame is well-deserved recognition for his outstanding professional contributions in building on Accenture’s outsourcing leadership as well as our commitment to developing the next generation of talent and leaders in the industry.”

With more than 20 years of experience in the outsourcing industry, Salvino has built new businesses, introduced new outsourcing approaches and developed new outsourcing offerings in areas such as marketing, supply chain, credit services and health management. Salvino’s experience, insights and active personal involvement have helped shape the evolution of outsourcing from a transaction processing tool focused on cost reduction to a true driver of business value.

Throughout his career, Salvino has been a committed and articulate voice for skills development in outsourcing, and for the need to create career paths for outsourcing professionals. In addition to supporting the IAOP’s Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) program, he has championed award-winning employee engagement and talent development programs in Accenture, including most recently the Accenture Business Process Innovation Academy, a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Academy provides training and certification for Accenture employees in the key technologies that are driving today’s BPO services, including analytics and enterprise architecture.

Salvino will highlight the importance of talent management in outsourcing during his keynote speech at the Outsourcing World Summit on February 18.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 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$ 28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

About the Outsourcing Hall of Fame
Established by IAOP in 2006, The Hall of Fame continues to grow globally and now has more than 20 members in its ranks. The unique honor recognizes individuals for their outsourcing achievements as well as their contributions to community-based economic development and socially-directed investments, career development, education and training through outsourcing. Recipients of The Outsourcing Hall of Fame are selected by IAOP’s Advocacy & Outreach Committee and include buyers, advisors and outsourcing service providers from around the world. Other recent inductees are Dana S. Deasy, Group Chief Information Officer at BP, John K. Halvey, Group Executive Vice President and General Counsel at NYSE Euronext and Mort Meyerson, Former Chair, President & CEO of Perot Systems.

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit www.IAOP.org.

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