December 01, 2021

Accenture Promotes 1,030 New Managing Directors and Appoints 143 New Senior Managing Directors

Company reports progress against its 2025 goals to achieve 30% women managing directors globally and increases race and ethnicity representation of managing directors in the US, the UK and South Africa

NEW YORK; Dec. 1, 2021 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the promotion of 1,030 people to managing director and the appointment by the Chair and CEO of 143 people to senior managing director, including a record number of women. The company also reported its progress on increasing gender representation globally as well as race and ethnicity representation in the US, the UK and South Africa at the managing director and senior managing director levels.

“We are honored to recognize these leaders for the tremendous difference they make in creating value for our clients, our people, our shareholders, our partners and our communities, and for being role models in living our leadership essentials each day,” said Julie Sweet, chair and CEO of Accenture. “I am pleased at how these promotions represent our commitment to creating vibrant career paths for all of our people”

A record 383 of all promotions to managing director are women, representing 37% of all promotions. Additionally, a record 35 of all senior managing director appointments are women, representing 24% of all appointments.

Overall, the number of women managing directors increased to 27% from 25% in 2020, demonstrating continued momentum towards the company’s goal of 30% women managing directors globally by 2025.

The company also reported progress towards its goals to increase the race and ethnicity representation of managing directors in the US, the UK and South Africa by 2025. Full details are here on the outcomes of these promotions and appointments, which are effective December 1.

“We celebrate these leaders for their extraordinary contributions during extraordinary times,” said Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer of Accenture. “Their commitment to our clients, to each other, and to our communities helps create shared success for all our stakeholders.”

About Accenture
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