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Accenture appoints Julie Sweet Chief Executive Officer

PUNE: Accentures board of directors announced that Julie Sweet has been appointed chief executive officer. David Rowland, currently interim chief executive officer, has been appointed executive chairman. Marge Magner, currently non-executive chair of the board, will resume her role as lead independent director. These changes are effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Sweet is currently chief executive officer of Accentures business in North America, which is the companys largest market with revenues of about $18 billion for fiscal 2018. Prior to that, Sweet was Accentures general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer and has been a member of Accentures senior leadership team for nearly a decade. Prior to joining Accenture, Sweet was a partner for 10 years in the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Following Upon assuming the role of chief executive officer, Sweet will join the companys board of directors.

“Julie is the right person to lead Accenture into the future, given her strong command of our business and proven ability to drive results in our largest market,” said Rowland. “We are on a positive growth trajectory at Accenture and are very well-positioned to continue building on our strong momentum. I am so pleased and proud that Julie will lead our company, and I am excited to work with her — along with our entire senior leadership team — to ensure a seamless transition and on Accentures next phase of growth and market leadership.”

As executive chair, Rowland will continue to be actively involved in Accentures business. He will chair the board of directors, act as an advisor to Sweet and be involved in Accentures long-term business strategy.

“I am truly honored to lead our extraordinary company as Accentures chief executive officer,” said Sweet. “I look

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