June 27, 2011
Accenture Names Jorge Benitez Managing Director – North America and
Chief Executive – United States
-- 30-year Accenture veteran to assume role on Sept. 1 --
NEW YORK; June 27, 2011 — Accenture has named Jorge Benitez managing director – North America and chief executive – United States, effective Sept. 1. He will succeed Robert Frerichs, who will work with Accenture Chief Executive Officer Pierre Nanterme on strategic initiatives.
In his new role, Mr. Benitez, 51, will have primary responsibility for Accenture’s business and operations in North America, including developing and executing the business strategy and ensuring the company’s growth in this important region.
Mr. Benitez currently serves as chief operating officer of Accenture’s Products operating group, the largest of the company’s five operating groups. In this role, which he has held for the past five years, Mr. Benitez has been responsible for executing the business strategy and ensuring operational excellence across a wide set of consumer-relevant industries in seven industry groups: Automotive; Air, Freight & Travel Services; Consumer Goods & Services; Industrial Equipment; Infrastructure & Transportation Services; Life Sciences; and Retail. He has also managed the business relationship with one of Accenture’s largest Products clients. Mr. Benitez’s success in business and the broader community has been recognized nationally; Hispanic Business Magazine recently named him to its "2011 Top 25 Corporate Elite" list and in 2004 selected him as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.
Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chief executive officer, said, "Jorge’s broad leadership experience positions him well to lead our North America business. He possesses a tremendous combination of operational experience, client focus and passion for our people. I look forward to his continued contributions to Accenture’s success as he leads our business in North America.
"At the same time, I want to recognize Bob Frerichs for his many accomplishments leading our business in North America. Bob has led the dramatic acceleration of growth and expansion of market share in this key geography, and I look forward to working with him on a number of key strategic initiatives."
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 223,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Kate Sansone Shenk