Accenture Promotes 605 New Managing Directors and Appoints 63 New Senior Managing Directors

Company achieves its goal of 25% women managing directors globally and sets new goal of 30% by 2025
Recently announced 2025 goals for increased race and ethnicity representation in the US, the UK and South Africa, which includes managing director goals

NEW YORK; Dec. 1, 2020 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the promotion of 605 people to managing director, and the appointment by the CEO of 63 people to senior managing director — including a record percentage of women. The company also set a new goal for increasing gender representation and recently announced goals in US, UK and South Africa for increased race and ethnicity representation.

“These promotions and appointments are a recognition of the tremendous difference these leaders are making for our people, clients, shareholders, partners and communities,” said Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer of Accenture. “We thank each of them for their contributions, celebrate their career milestones — and look forward to their inspiring leadership and bold innovation to create even greater value.”

Thirty-nine percent (237) of all promotions to managing director are women, up from 36% (260) in 2019; and 29% (18) of all appointments to senior managing director are women, up from 19% (11) in 2019. The company has achieved its goal of 25% women managing directors globally by the end of 2020 and has set a new goal of 30% by 2025.

The company recently announced new goals for increased race and ethnicity representation in the US, the UK and South Africa by 2025 — and today reported the outcomes of promotions and appointments, which are effective December 1. Details follow:

“All of these extraordinary leaders have stepped up to work in new ways and collaborate as one Accenture,” said Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer of Accenture. “We set a high bar for the value our leaders deliver, and each of these people exemplifies inclusive leadership and deep compassion — demonstrating that how one leads is just as important as the value they deliver to benefit all of our stakeholders.”

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*Editor’s note: Coloured is a multiracial ethnic group native to Southern Africa who have ancestry from more than one of the various populations inhabiting the region, including Khoisan, Bantu, Afrikaner, Whites, Austronesian, East Asian or South Asian.

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