Our Leaders

Our Global Management Committee

Effective March 1

Leadership changes to current GMC

The current Global Management Committee (GMC) has 18 members, all of whom are direct reports to CEO Julie Sweet. As of March 1, the GMC will have 39 members, 15 of whom will be direct reports to the CEO. The changes to the CEO’s direct reports are summarized below.

New Direct Reports

Annette Rippert, who currently leads Accenture Technology in North America, will become group chief executive — Strategy & Consulting. In her current role, she is responsible for driving the company’s Technology business in the United States and Canada. Earlier in her career, she was a client service group lead responsible for our overall business, including consulting to clients, in the communications, media and high-tech sectors, driving significant growth in that business. Annette has been with Accenture for 25 years.

Manish Sharma, currently group operating officer for Accenture Operations, will become group chief executive — Operations. In his current role, he leads the company’s business process outsourcing delivery and solution development capability and practitioner and asset-led sales, helping clients drive tangible and sustained business outcomes. Manish has been with Accenture for 24 years.

Brian Whipple, currently head of Accenture Interactive, part of Accenture Digital, will become group chief executive — Interactive. Under his leadership, Accenture Interactive has been recognized by Ad Age as the world’s largest digital agency network for the last four years. Brian has been with Accenture for 20 years.

Role Changes of Current Direct Reports

Paul Daugherty, currently chief technology & innovation officer, will become group chief executive — Technology & chief technology officer. Paul has been with Accenture for 33 years.

Simon Eaves, currently group chief executive — Products, will become chief strategy officer. Simon has been with Accenture for 18 years.

Bhaskar Ghosh, currently group chief executive — Accenture Technology Services, will become advisor to the CEO. Bhaskar has been with Accenture for 16 years.

Domingo Mirón, currently group chief executive — Financial Services, will become chief risk officer. Domingo will also become the market unit lead for IBERIA. Domingo has been with Accenture for 31 years.

Jean-Marc Ollagnier, currently group chief executive — Resources, will become CEO — Europe. Jean-Marc has been with Accenture for 33 years.

Gene Reznik, currently chief strategy officer, will lead Intelligent Platform Services. Gene has been with Accenture for 25 years.

John Walsh, currently group chief executive — Communications, Media & Technology, will become chief strategic accounts & global sales officer. John has been with Accenture for 33 years.

Retirements of Current Direct Reports

Mark Knickrehm, who is currently group chief executive – Accenture Strategy, will be retiring from Accenture at the end of the fiscal year after a total of 20 years at Accenture. “Mark has made many outstanding contributions to Accenture, but perhaps his most lasting contribution will be that he has led the very successful creation of Accenture Strategy since it was launched in January 2014,” said chief executive officer Julie Sweet.

Dan London, who is currently group chief executive – Health & Public Service, will be retiring from Accenture at the end of the fiscal year after a 34-year career with Accenture. “Dan has been an outstanding leader of Accenture, devoted to our clients and people,” said chief executive officer Julie Sweet. “Among his many contributions, under Dan’s leadership, Health & Public Service has dramatically rotated to the New.”

Debbie Polishook, who is currently group chief executive – Accenture Operations, will be retiring from Accenture at the end of the fiscal year after a 35-year career with Accenture. “Since becoming group chief executive for Accenture Operations in 2016, Debbie has made a significant impact on our business,” said chief executive officer Julie Sweet. “Debbie has not only led Operations with double-digit growth, she is also known as one of our most inspiring leaders.”

Mike Sutcliff, who is currently group chief executive – Accenture Digital, will be retiring from Accenture on March 1 after a 33-year career with Accenture. Julie Sweet, chief executive officer, said, “Mike is a true steward of Accenture and our people, while making a lasting contribution to evolving Accenture to the New as the leader of Digital since it was created in 2014.”

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