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Chris Donnelly

Senior Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Retail


Chris Donnelly is senior managing director for Retail within Accenture Strategy. His role focuses on working with leading global retailers to address the critical issues facing their businesses. He is also a member of the Accenture Global Leadership Council.

Mr. Donnelly has more than 23 years of retail experience. He has deep skills in the planning, design, and implementation of transformation projects with a particular focus on merchandising, benefits realization and shareholder value creation.

Mr. Donnelly is a frequent speaker at retail industry conferences such as the Retail Industry Leadership Association’s Leadership Forum, the National Retail Federation’s Big Show, and China Chain Store & Franchise Association Annual Conference. He is often asked to contribute his opinion on major news programs such as CNBC, Bloomberg News, and Fox Business.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Donnelly was the global industry managing director for Retail and managing director for Accenture United Kingdom and Ireland Retail.

Mr. Donnelly has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame in the United States and a Master of Business Administration in strategy and finance from the University of Chicago. He is based in London and Chicago.