Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Bhaskar Ghosh is Accenture’s chief strategy officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the company's strategy and investments, including ventures and acquisitions and Accenture Research. He also oversees the development of all assets and offerings across Accenture’s Services. In addition, Bhaskar has management responsibility for Industry X (digital manufacturing and intelligent products and platforms) and driving responsible business and sustainability services. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.
Before being named to his current position in 2020, Bhaskar was advisor to the CEO on important topics, including growth and investment strategy, business performance, organizational effectiveness and restructuring. Prior to that, he was the group chief executive of Accenture Technology Services with overall responsibility for the Accenture Application and Infrastructure Services business, directing strategy and investments, and leading platforms, products and global technology delivery. In this role, he focused on enabling enterprises to drive growth through innovative technology services designed to reinvent their application strategy and portfolio.
Accenture Technology Services made outstanding progress to rapidly rotate to the New and enable clients to lead in the New under Bhaskar’s leadership. More than 200,000 Accenture Technology people were trained around the world in New IT, including automation, Agile development and intelligent platforms, and Accenture strengthened New IT offerings around data, cloud, security and Liquid Application Management. In the same period, Accenture opened a ground-breaking Innovation Hub in Bengaluru with a focus on driving innovation at scale, and a network of more than 18 Liquid Studios around the world. He has personally provided leadership to develop cutting-edge technology solutions, including the technology automation platform myWizard, Accenture’s cloud assessment and migration platform, MyNav, and the value-led ERP implementation platform of Accenture myConcerto. As an innovator, Bhaskar has been awarded six patents in the area of software engineering and platform development.
Bhaskar is co-author of Automation Advantage, a guide for technology and business leaders detailing how to drive intelligent enterprise automation at scale while weaving AI into the fabric of the organization.
Bhaskar serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC) and is Chairman of its IT Strategy committee and a member of its Risk, Audit & Governance committee.
Before joining Accenture in 2003, Bhaskar was vice president and global head of IT infrastructure management services at Infosys. Earlier in his career, he held several senior positions with Philips in India, where he worked extensively with the consumer electronics industry.
Bhaskar holds a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in business administration from Calcutta University and a Ph.D. in business management from Utkal University in India.