“The demand for management consulting services around the world is being fueled by globalization, which is causing increased client interest in growth, new business models and workforce transformation, as well as in local-market optimization and consolidation,” said William D. Green, Accenture’s chairman and CEO. “Management consulting is a critical area of Accenture’s growth plans, and coupled with our technology and outsourcing capabilities, allows us to offer our clients end-to-end services that enable them to achieve high performance.”
Mark Foster, Accenture’s group chief executive–Management Consulting & Integrated Markets, said, “We believe that our industry expertise, combined with the depth of our management consulting capabilities — from customer relationship management, finance & performance management and human performance to supply chain management and strategy — positions us uniquely in this market. Our plans to expand our management consulting capabilities further increase our existing capacity to provide clients with end-to-end services encompassing large-scale transformation, systems integration and outsourcing.”
Accenture currently has approximately 13,000 management consulting professionals. The plan to nearly double the number of these professionals will enable the company to expand the breadth and depth of its management consulting services globally, in developed markets such as the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, as well as in rapidly evolving markets such as India, China and Brazil.
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