September 01, 2019
Julie Sweet Assumes CEO Role at Accenture; David Rowland Becomes Executive Chairman
Leadership transition follows the company’s July 11 announcement
NEW YORK; Sept. 1, 2019 – Julie Sweet today assumed the role of chief executive officer of Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and joined the company’s board of directors. She succeeds David Rowland, who has assumed the role of executive chairman after serving as interim chief executive officer since Jan. 10. Marge Magner, non-executive chair of the board since Jan. 10, has resumed her previous role as lead independent director. These appointments were first announced on July 11.
Since 2015, Sweet has served as chief executive officer of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market. Previously, she was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for five years. Outside of Accenture, Sweet is a leader on topics including innovation, technology’s impact on business, and inclusion and diversity.
As executive chairman, Rowland will chair the board of directors, continue to be actively involved in Accenture’s long-term business strategy, and represent the company with clients around the world and with key external groups. Throughout his 36-year career with Accenture, Rowland has held significant leadership roles, including serving as CFO from July 2013 to Jan. 2019, and played a major role in shaping the company’s growth strategy.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 482,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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