Manish Sharma is Accenture’s chief operating officer, with responsibility for leading the company’s global business operations, executing its business strategy, protecting its people and infrastructure, and ensuring operational excellence, including Accenture’s ongoing digital transformation. He is a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee.
Before assuming his current position in 2022, Manish served as group chief executive — Operations, overseeing a comprehensive intelligent operations portfolio. He also led the development of Accenture’s SynOps platform, which orchestrates the optimal combination of human + machine talent, driven by AI, data and insights, to create an evolved, intelligent operating model to deliver targeted business outcomes.
A strong advocate for inclusion and diversity, Manish has played a key role in fostering gender equality in Operations. He founded the Accenture Rural program, through which Accenture partners with small business process services firms in rural areas in India. He and his wife also have established a trust that focuses on children's education in India.
Before Accenture, Manish worked for a leading Chartered Accountant and management consultancy firm in India. He joined Accenture in 1995 and became a managing director in 2004. Manish holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Operations Management from Mumbai (Bombay) University.