Accenture Inc appoints Julie Sweet as their new CEO
Julie Sweet has been appointed Accenture Inc’s Chief Executive Officer, as per media reports. The appointment will be effective from September 2019. Sweet, who now handles Accenture's business in North America, will also be on the company board.
The company has announced that David Rowland will be the executive chairman. Marge Magner, the Non-Executive Chair of the board, will be the Lead Independent Director.
A leader on issues including innovation, technology’s impact on business, and inclusion and diversity, Ms. Sweet serves on the Board of the Business Roundtable and chairs the Business Roundtable’s Technology Committee. Ms. Sweet serves on the Catalyst Board of Directors and is a member of the TechNet Executive Council. She also is the co-chair of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. In 2018, she was named to FORTUNE’s list of “Most Powerful Women” for the third consecutive year.
Prior to assuming her current position in 2015, Ms. Sweet served as Accenture’s general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer. Before joining Accenture in 2010, she was a partner in the Corporate department of the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.