NEW YORK, October 25, 2001 – Accenture today announced the appointments of six outside executives to the company’s board of directors, effective October 18.
The new board members, representing a cross-section of industries, experience and geographies, are: Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft; Dina Dublon, CFO of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; Robert Lipp, former chairman of Travelers Property Casualty; Blythe J. McGarvie, CFO of BIC Group; Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former chairman of The Shell Transport and Trading Company; and Wulf von Schimmelmann, CEO of Postbank. They join Accenture chairman and CEO Joe W. Forehand and seven other Accenture executives on the company’s board.
“Each of these individuals is a proven business strategist and leader whose experience and insights into managing enterprises in dynamic economic environments will be of great benefit to Accenture,” said Forehand. “The other board members and I look forward to working with them to help guide Accenture in achieving new milestones for innovation and growth.”
Ballmer, 45, is chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., the world’s leading manufacturer of software for personal and business computing. Since joining Microsoft in 1980, Ballmer has headed several Microsoft divisions, including operations, operating systems development, and sales and support. He was promoted to president in July 1998 and was named CEO in January 2000, assuming full management responsibility for the company. Ballmer will serve on the Accenture board’s Nominating Committee.
Dublon, 48, is executive vice president and chief financial officer of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm created by the merger of Chase Manhattan and J.P. Morgan & Co. Dublon spent most of her professional career with the company and its predecessor merging firms, starting as a trader. Prior to being named CFO, Dublon held numerous other positions, including senior vice president and corporate treasurer; managing director of the Financial Institutions Division; and senior vice president of corporate finance. She will serve on the Accenture board’s Compensation Committee.
Lipp, 63, is former chairman of Travelers Property Casualty, a unit of Citigroup, and a director of Citigroup, a leading global financial services company. He also recently stepped down as vice chairman and member of the Office of the Chairman of Citigroup and as CEO of Citigroup’s Global Consumer Business. Lipp joined Travelers Group in 1986 and held a number of senior positions there, including the CEO and chairman title from 1993 to 2000. From 1991 to 1993 Lipp served as CEO and chairman of CitiFinancial Credit Company. He will serve on the Accenture board’s Audit Committee.
McGarvie, 44, is executive vice president and chief financial officer of BIC Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of writing instruments, correction fluids, disposable lighters and shavers. The company also manufactures sailboards. Prior to joining BIC, McGarvie was senior vice president and CFO of Hannaford Bros. Co., a supermarkets operator. McGarvie has also held senior financial positions at Sara Lee Corp., Kraft General Foods and PepsiCo. She will serve on the Accenture board’s Audit Committee.
Moody-Stuart, 61, is former chairman of The Shell Transport and Trading Company and chairman of the Committee of Managing Directors of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. He was managing director of Shell Transport and a managing director at Royal Dutch/Shell Group, the world’s second-largest oil and gas enterprise, from 1991 to 2001. Moody-Stuart has spent much of his career at Royal Dutch/Shell and has held a variety of field and senior management positions for the Group in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. He will serve on the Accenture board’s Compensation and Nominating Committees.
Von Schimmelmann, 54, is chief executive officer of Postbank, Germany’s largest independent retail bank and among the largest commercial banks in the German market. He is also a member of the board of directors of Deutsche Post World Net group. He will serve on the Accenture board’s Audit and Nominating Committees.
The other Accenture executives, in addition to Forehand, who are members of the board of directors are: Stephan A. James, chief operating officer; Karl-Heinz Flöther, managing partner— Financial Services global market unit; Joel P. Friedman, managing general partner—Accenture Technology Ventures, Americas; William D. Green, managing partner—Communications & High Tech global market unit, and country managing director, United States; Masakatsu Mori, country managing director, Japan; Diego Visconti, country managing director, Italy; and Jackson L. Wilson, Jr., corporate development officer and managing general partner, Accenture Technology Ventures.
Spencer Stuart, the global executive recruiting firm, assisted Accenture in its search for the outside board members.
Accenture is the world’s leading management and technology consulting organization. Through its network of businesses approach — in which the company enhances its consulting and outsourcing expertise through alliances, ventures and other capabilities — Accenture delivers innovations that help clients across all industries quickly realize their visions. With more than 75,000 people in 46 countries, the company generated net revenues of $11.44 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2001. Its home page is http://www.accenture.com.