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Mark Spelman is the global lead for Accenture Thought Leadership and directs the Accenture Institute for High Performance. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic relationship with the World Economic Forum and is a regular participant and session leader at Davos and the World Economic Forum regional summits. Mark is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Europe and a member of WEF’s Advisory Board on Sustainability and Competitiveness.
Mark is also the Vice Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce Executive Council based in Brussels, having been Chairman from 2007-2010.
At Accenture Mark has two decades of experience working at board level in senior management and business strategy positions. Mark’s client work over the past decade has centred on working with boards of major corporations on large-scale transformational change programmes across multiple business units and geographies. He is currently working with a number of multinationals and non-profit organisations on growth and restructuring their global operations. He is actively involved in Accenture's research programmes – current topics include globalisation, emerging market growth, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Mark is interviewed regularly, as a leading global expert on issues ranging from energy, emerging markets, innovation and sustainability. He has appeared on a range of high profile media outlets such as the BBC’s News programmes and is regularly quoted in a wide variety of tier one print media such as the Financial Times and The Economist. He is responsible for Accenture’s point of view on globalisation – Multi Polar World – which is now in its seventh year. The latest version entitled “Energising Global Growth - Understanding the Changing Consumer” was launched at Davos in January 2013.
Mark has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD; he is married with 3 children and is a keen sportsman.
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