- Sweet is currently overseeing Accenture’s Northern America Business.
- David Rowland who is currently the Interim CEO has been appointed as Executive Chairman.
Accenture Inc., leaders in consulting and outsourcing services has named Julie sweet as its new Chief Executive Officer, starting from September. Sweet is currently overseeing Accenture’s Northern America Business, the largest geographic market for them. David Rowland who is currently the Interim CEO has been appointed as Executive Chairman, the company said. Marge Magner, currently non-executive chair of the board, will resume her role as a lead independent director. These changes are effective Sept. 1, 2019.
Accenture also confirmed that there is no change to the business outlook for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2019 that the company provided as part of its third-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings announcement on June 27, 2019.
Sweet is currently chief executive officer of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market with revenues of approximately $18 billion for fiscal 2018. She has played an integral role in the company as a member of the Company’s senior leadership for nearly a decade.
Previously, Sweet was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary, and chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Accenture, Sweet was a partner for 10 years in the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
“Julie is the perfect person to lead Accenture in future, giver her stronghold of the business and proven ability to drive results in our largest market,” said Rowland. “We are on a positive growth trajectory at Accenture and are very well-positioned to continue building on our strong momentum. I am so pleased and proud that Julie will lead our company, and I am excited to work with her — along with our entire senior leadership team — to ensure a seamless transition and on Accenture’s next phase of growth and market leadership.”
As executive chair, Rowland will continue to play a key role and be actively involved in Accenture’s business. He will chair the board of directors, act as an advisor to Sweet and be involved in Accenture’s long-term business strategy. He will also continue to represent Accenture with clients around the world and with key external groups.
“I am truly honored to lead our extraordinary company as Accenture’s chief executive officer,” said Sweet. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with our exceptional senior leadership team, along with David, as our executive chairman, and our entire board of directors. Accenture has the most talented people and a group of leaders in our industry