LONDON; March 14, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Oliver (“Olly”) Benzecry geographic unit managing director of its business in the United Kingdom and Ireland and country managing director for the United Kingdom, effective April 2. Mr. Benzecry will assume this role from David Thomlinson, who will continue to serve as Accenture’s senior managing director—Geographic Strategy & Operations, leading all of Accenture’s geographic operations as well as the company’s strategy to build and extend its market-leading position in key geographies around the world. Mark Ryan will continue as country managing director for Ireland, working with Mr. Benzecry.
Mr. Benzecry, 49, currently serves as managing director of Accenture’s Management Consulting growth platform in the company’s EALA region, which covers countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Prior to assuming this role in 2009, Mr. Benzecry served as chief operating officer of Accenture’s Products operating group and of its Management Consulting growth platform globally. He is active with several Accenture clients in the United Kingdom and has also been involved with significant transformational technology outsourcing efforts for clients in the region.
“We are delighted that Olly is stepping into this important role leading our business in the United Kingdom and Ireland,” Mr. Thomlinson said. “His 19 years of experience with Accenture in multiple leadership roles, and his extensive client work across the company, position him well to continue to grow our business in this important region.”
Mr. Benzecry said, “I am honored to lead Accenture’s operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. We have great momentum in the business, and I look forward to building on the work that David has done over the last four and a half years. Our focus will remain on accelerating the execution of our business strategy and delivering value to our clients.”
Before joining Accenture in 1992, Mr. Benzecry worked for Conoco and British Aerospace. He holds a first class honors degree in Engineering from Churchill College, Cambridge.
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