Chief Executive Officer*
Julie Sweet is chief executive officer of Accenture and serves on the company’s board of directors, and will take on the additional role of chair of the board starting September 1, 2021.
Prior to becoming CEO in September 2019, Julie served as chief executive officer of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market. Previously, she was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for five years. Before joining Accenture in 2010, Julie was a partner for 10 years in the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Julie serves on the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees and on the board of directors for the Business Roundtable, for which she chairs its Technology Committee. Additionally, Julie is board chair of Catalyst and serves on the board of trustees for the Center for Strategic & International Studies and for the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities – Bridges from School to Work. In 2020, she was named No. 1 on FORTUNE’s "Most Powerful Women in Business."
Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.
*On June 2, 2021, Accenture announced that David Rowland will step down as executive chairman and from the board and retire from Accenture, effective September 1, 2021. Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer, has been appointed to the additional role of chair of the board to succeed David upon his retirement.