David Rowland is executive chairman of Accenture. In addition to chairing the board of directors, David is actively involved in Accenture’s long-term business strategy and represents Accenture with clients around the world and with key external groups.
Prior to becoming executive chairman in September 2019, David was interim chief executive officer. Before that, he was Accenture’s chief financial officer for five years. Earlier in his career with the company, David held a number of finance leadership positions. David began his career with Accenture in 1983 in the Consulting group and spent several years serving clients across a variety of industries. He has served on a number of management committees and has played significant leadership roles in a number of company-wide initiatives.
Throughout his professional career, David has served on several civic and charitable boards. He is a member of the advisory board, and was previously chair, of the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Tech Foundation and the Board of Directors for Covenant House Georgia.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.