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OMAR ABBOSH

Chief Executive – Communications, Media & Technology

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Shaping global strategies to transform and lead in the new

Omar Abbosh helps Accenture‘s clients think differently and design winning strategies to transform their organizations into digital enterprises. He is based in London and is responsible for overseeing Accenture’s services to clients around the globe in the communications, media, high tech, software and platform industries. Prior to his current role, Omar oversaw the company’s strategy and innovation programs and investments, including ventures and acquisitions. He also has provided management responsibility for Accenture Security, Accenture’s Dublin Centre for Innovation, as well as Accenture’s industry verticals, research and corporate citizenship efforts. Omar is also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

*On July 2, 2018, Accenture announced the appointment of Omar Abbosh as group chief executive—Communications, Media & Technology, effective Sept. 1, 2018, succeeding Robert (Bob) E. Sell, who will retire from the company on Aug. 31, 2018. Gene Reznik will succeed Mr. Abbosh as chief strategy officer, also effective Sept. 1, 2018.

Omar Abbosh is chief executive of Accenture's Communications, Media & Technology operating group, and a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

Omar is responsible for Accenture’s work serving the digital platforms, media, telecommunications, semiconductor and consumer electronics industries - including building Accenture’s alliances with major technology companies.

Before being appointed to his current position, Omar served as Accenture’s chief strategy officer with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the company’s strategy, innovation programs, investments and mergers and acquisitions. In this role, he orchestrated Accenture’s own digital transformation, pivoting the company’s core business to Digital, Cloud and Security services, which now account for 60% of revenues. He successfully launched and scaled new businesses such as Accenture Security, and built Accenture’s Innovation Architecture, including a flagship 400-person Innovation Hub in Dublin. His experience and deep connections in Silicon Valley allow him to stay ahead of key shifts across multiple technologies.

Previously, Omar held several management roles in the Resources industry sectors including strategy, managing geographic client portfolios and leading Accenture Smart Grid Services. Omar frequently represents Accenture externally (e.g. The World Economic Forum, Confederation of British Industry) and with company investors.

Omar’s unique insights into global business, strategy and technology allows him to help clients succeed in a disrupted world. His upcoming book ‘Pivot to the Future’ shows how companies can discover value and create growth.

Omar joined Accenture in 1989 and became a partner in 1998. He holds a degree in electronic & information engineering from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD.

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TOPICS OF INTEREST:

 

  • Leading in the New

  • Innovation

  • The Intelligent Enterprise

  • Disruption

  • Making a Wise Pivot to the “new”



  • Digital Fragmentation

  • Industry X.0

  • Living Businesses

  • The Cyber Resilient Business

  • Future Workforce


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