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William Mzimba

Chief Executive Officer, Accenture in South Africa


William Mzimba is the Chief Executive of Accenture South Africa, a position he was appointed to in September 2006. During his more than 22-year career, he has obtained invaluable experience in various industries including government, utilities, manufacturing, information technology and telecommunications. William’s strengths lie in entrepreneurship, stakeholder management, the implementation of business strategies, business development and corporate governance.

As a seasoned professional, William has over the years started and managed various businesses including operating as Chairman and Chief Executive. He has leveraged technology as a business enabler to drive results. He has implemented successful strategies in growing businesses and improving operational efficiencies. In this regard, William has led the development and implementation of large-scale business transformation programmes in some of South Africa’s leading companies.

Over the course of his career William has also gained broad cross-industry experience, having fulfilled various consulting roles combining his business and technical experiences. His in-depth understanding of the business environment, combined with his technical expertise, has enabled him to play a vital role in the successful reengineering of business processes for improved efficiencies and greater profitability.

William understands the Africa business landscape due to his first-hand exposure leading Accenture’s businesses in the continent and driving the company’s market entry strategy. He is increasingly recognised as one of the continent’s preeminent business and thought leaders, and has provided commentary on Africa’s market opportunities in global media platforms including CNN and CNBC.

During his tenure, Accenture South Africa has grown consistently, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 22 percent in the last two years, and becoming one of Accenture’s 10 Priority Emerging Markets.

Among others, William is Chairman of Accenture South Africa, Botswana and East Africa, serves on the global Accenture Corporate Citizenship Council, is Non-Executive Chairman of Foodbank South Africa and sits on the Business Unity South Africa Board of Trustees.

His qualifications include an MBA, BA (Honours) in Business Studies, Management Advancement Programme (MAP), and Diploma in Datametrics.

On a personal note, William has a passion for education and what it can do as an enabler for development, specifically in the South African context. He enjoys a round of golf when his busy schedule allows, watching F1 and football.