Pierre Nanterme is currently advisor to the CEO of Accenture. He served as Accenture’s chief executive officer from January 2011 to January 2019 and was also chairman of the board from February 2013 to January 2019. During Mr. Nanterme’s tenure as CEO, Accenture consistently delivered very strong financial results, with revenue growth well ahead of the market, excellent EPS growth, and significant total returns to shareholders.
As Chairman & CEO, Mr. Nanterme transformed Accenture and was instrumental in rotating its business to high-growth areas in the New – digital, cloud and security-related services. He dramatically increased Accenture’s investment in the business to enhance the company’s end-to-end capabilities and differentiation. Mr. Nanterme has been an outspoken advocate for Accenture’s commitment to inclusion and diversity, including gender equality, and set an ambitious new target of achieving a gender-balanced workforce by 2025.
In his 36-year career with Accenture, Mr. Nanterme has held a wide variety of leadership positions across key parts of Accenture’s business. Prior to becoming CEO in January 2011, he was group chief executive of Accenture's Financial Services operating group, which serves clients in the banking, capital markets and insurance industries. In 2006, he joined Accenture’s global leadership team, where he contributed to the planning and execution of Accenture’s successful long-term business strategy and the implementation of its global operating model.
From May 2006 through August 2007, Mr. Nanterme was chief leadership officer, with primary responsibility for Accenture's leadership development program. In that role, he oversaw Accenture's corporate citizenship initiatives globally. He also served as Accenture’s country managing director for France from November 2005 through August 2007. Mr. Nanterme spent much of his earlier career with Accenture in the Financial Services operating group, where he served as managing director for Europe, Africa and Latin America, as well as global managing director of Accenture's Insurance industry group.
Pierre joined Accenture in 1983 and became a partner in 1993. He holds a Master of Science degree in management from ESSEC Business School (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) in Paris. He was awarded the insignia of Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour in France in 2010. In 2015, he was named to Fortune's "Businessperson of the Year" list of top CEOs. In 2018, he was named to Harvard Business Review’s list of “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World” for the third consecutive year.