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Accenture appoints Sweet as CEO, Rowland as executive chairman

Friday 12 July 2019 | 12:03 CET | News

Accenture’s board of directors announced that Julie Sweet was appointed CEO. David Rowland, currently interim CEO, was named executive chairman. Marge Magner, currently board non-executive chair will resume her role as lead independent director. These changes are effective 1 September.

Sweet is currently CEO of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market with revenues of approximately USD 18 billion for fiscal 2018, serving more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500.

As executive chair, Rowland will continue to play a key role and be actively involved in Accenture’s business. He will chair the board of directors, act as an advisor to Sweet and be involved in Accenture’s long-term business strategy. He will also continue to represent Accenture with clients around the world and with key external groups.

Accenture confirmed that there is no change to the business outlook for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2019 that the company provided as part of its third-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings announcement on 27 June.



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