Group Chief Executive – Products
Simon Eaves is group chief executive of Accenture’s Products operating group, which serves clients in the consumer goods, retail & travel services; industrial; and life sciences industries. He is also a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee.
Prior to assuming his current role in October 2019, Simon led growth & strategy and global sales for Products, with responsibility for driving strategy, innovation and investments across the operating group, as well as for its regional sales teams around the world. He was previously the customer and channel practice lead for Products from 2014 to 2016, and before that held a variety of leadership and client positions within the Products organization.
Simon first joined Accenture in London in 1996 and since then has spent all but two years with the company. He has worked with many clients in the retail and consumer goods sectors, including Boots, Reckitt Benckiser, SABMiller and Unilever. His roles included leading digital transformation across the enterprise, global zero-based budgeting, and implementing next-generation technology platforms. Between 1999 and 2001, Simon founded BuildOnline.com, an e-commerce site for Europe's construction industry, before rejoining Accenture. He also worked with Mobil Oil and Mars at the beginning of his career in roles across marketing, sales and R&D.
Simon was named managing director at Accenture in 2004. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College London, completed the Advanced Business Management Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and has a Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.