Paula A. Price joined Accenture’s board of directors in May 2014. Ms. Price is a full-time senior lecturer at Harvard Business School in the Accounting and Management Unit. Until January 2014, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ahold USA, a retailer that operates more than 700 supermarkets in the United States under the Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin’s names, as well as the Peapod online grocery delivery service. At Ahold USA, Ms. Price was responsible for finance and accounting, strategic planning, real estate development and construction, and information technology.
Prior to joining Ahold in 2009 as chief financial officer of Stop & Shop/Giant Landover, Ms. Price was senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer at CVS Caremark. Earlier in her career, she was CFO of the Institutional Trust Services division of JPMorgan Chase and also held senior management positions at Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Diageo and Kraft Foods. A certified public accountant, she began her career at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Ms. Price serves on the corporate boards of directors of Dollar General Corporation and Western Digital Corporation. She also serves on the boards of directors of Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, and on the board of overseers of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ms. Price previously served on the board of directors of Charming Shoppes, Inc. from March 2011 until it was sold, and as a trustee of Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Ms. Price earned her MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago and her BSc in Accountancy from DePaul University.