Roland Smertnig is Accenture’s Senior Managing Director of Global Sales for Financial Services, responsible for driving the group’s global sales strategy and targets, and leading the sales team to shape deals that deliver sustainable outcomes for clients.
Mr. Smertnig has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and has held a number of important sales leadership positions with Accenture, including sales lead for Financial Services in Europe, Africa and Latin America.
From 2006 to 2012, he developed significant expertise in the German-speaking banking sector as sales lead for Financial Services in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He helped Accenture make substantial gains in its outsourcing business in the region by creating substantial value for clients with large-scale transformation projects.
He has overseen many large projects, including core banking implementations, global data center transformations, and a three-year post-merger integration implementation program involving more than 250 Accenture employees and 200 client-side staff.
He has delivered results to banks, insurers and capital markets firms in the areas of business planning, business process optimization, business and IT architecture, application management, IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing.
Mr. Smertnig has also led Accenture’s client relationship with a major European bank since 2003. He joined Accenture in 1990.
Mr. Smertnig has advanced degrees in computer science (from the Vienna University of Technology) and business administration (from the University of Vienna), and he is based in Vienna.