JOHANNESBURG; Jan. 19, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of Wayne Hull as managing director and head of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining Accenture, Hull was the Digital Advisor for Sportradar Global. He has held a number of senior positions including board member and Global Senior Vice President for AGT International, Director and General Manager for Cisco in the Middle East and Pakistan. He also headed the Technology Group and Financial Services Consulting practices at IBM Southern Africa.
Hull is returning to South Africa after spending 13 years in the Middle East, Pakistan and Switzerland where he was at the forefront of the cutting-edge technology in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics and online media.
“Hull is an exceptional leader with solid experience in the digital space, having advised a number of multinational companies on their digital strategies. We are pleased to have him on board,” says William Mzimba, chief executive of Accenture South Africa and chairman of Accenture sub-Saharan Africa.
“The market environment today is defined by change, and we are clearly operating in the midst of a technology revolution that is touching virtually every client in every industry around the world. Our clients are facing massive disruption in their businesses, and their agendas have pivoted rapidly to digital. Our goal is to enable our clients to be the digital disruptors and Hull will assist us to reach this goal,” added Mzimba.
Commenting on his new role, Hull said: “The number of South Africans – including the young population – accessing the Internet is growing and this presents opportunities for clients to unleash the power of digital, as well as deliver more meaningful customer experiences across all channels and segments. I am excited to be part of the Accenture team and look forward to helping clients to deliver on their digital strategies.”
Hull holds an Honors Degree in Industrial Sociology from the University of Cape Town. He has also attended Harvard Business School and IMD Business School Executive Education.
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