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Anand Swaminathan

Global Growth & Strategy Lead – Accenture Digital

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Many believe Anand Swaminathan could be the poster child for the mantra, "Work Hard, Play Hard." Whether he's helping Silicon Valley companies remain at the forefront of digital transformation and innovation, or competing in some of California's toughest triathlons, Anand is a fierce competitor and resolute leader, continually pushing for high performance in work, and in play.

Anand is a 19-year veteran of Accenture, and is the managing director and Global Growth & Strategy lead for Accenture Digital, and a member of Accenture's Global Leadership Council. He has worked side-by-side with some of the world's largest companies on priority initiatives that include developing and executing growth strategies, leading acquisitions, and driving new business creation opportunities and platforms. He helps senior leaders differentiate and lead their companies in a broad array of markets and segments and create new opportunities for growth and technological advancement.

Anand lives in San Francisco, and is deeply engaged with seed accelerators and early stage companies in Silicon Valley. He is an active angel investor and advisor, specializing in FinTech, Education, Health and other technology domains. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco.

Anand holds a bachelor degree in economics and a master of business administration degree from Case Western Reserve University, where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014, recognizing alumni or alumnae who have made distinguished and outstanding contributions to his or her profession or field of interest (learn more). In his leisure time, Anand competes in triathlons, enjoys helicopter skiing, and spends time traveling and exploring the world with his family.

Fortune Magazine has named Anand Swaminathan to the 2015 40 under 40 list of most influential young people in business. Learn more at the links below :

http://fortune.com/40-under-40/anand-swaminathan-18/
http://fortune.com/2015/09/28/accenture-digital-wunderkind/

​In his own words: Anand Swaminathan