Accenture Plc

Accenture Plc

Sector: Management Consulting Services Region: Ireland

: | Frankfurt Stock Exchange: CSA | New York Stock Exchange: ACN

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Accenture Plc operates as an investment holding company with interest in providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The company's business is structured around five operating groups, which together comprise nineteen industry groups serving clients in major industries around the world, namely, Communications, Media and Technology, Financial Services, Health and Public Service, Products and Resources. The Communications, Media and Technology operating group provides management consulting, technology, systems integration and outsourcing services and solutions to the communications, electronics, and high technology, media and entertainment industries. The Communications industry group offers a comprehensive solutions portfolio designed to address major business and operational issues related to sales and service channels, new product innovation, network functions, corporate functions and information technology. The Electronics and High Tech industry group serves the communications technology, consumer technology, enterprise technology, semiconductor, and software and aerospace/defense segments. The Media and Entertainment industry group serves the broadcast, entertainment, print, publishing and portal industries. The Financial Services operating group focuses on the opportunities created by clients' needs to adapt to changing market conditions, including increased cost pressures, industry consolidation, regulatory changes, the creation of common industry standards and protocols, and the move to a more integrated industry model. The Banking industry group works with retail and commercial banks and diversified financial enterprises. The Capital Markets industry group helps investment banks, broker/dealers, asset-management firms, depositories, exchanges and clearing and settlement organizations transform their businesses to increase competitiveness. The Insurance industry group helps property and casualty insurers, life insurers, reinsurance firms and insurance brokers improve business processes, modernize their technologies. The Health and Public Service operating group operates industry groups of health and public service. The Health industry group works with healthcare providers, government health departments, policy-making authorities or regulators, managed care organizations, health insurers and other industry-related organizations to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare and it provides services designed to help public-service entities around the world increase the efficiency of their operations, improve service delivery to citizens, and reduce their overall costs to address significant budget deficits. The Public Service industry group helps governments position themselves for the future by transforming the way they deliver public services and engage with citizens. It provides services designed to help them increase the efficiency of their operations, improve service delivery to citizens and reduce their overall costs. Accenture primarily works with defense, revenue, human services, public health, postal, justice and public-safety authorities or agencies, and its clients are generally national, state or local-level government organizations, as well as pan-geographic organizations. The Products operating group operates industry groups of automotive, industrial equipment, life sciences, retail, air, freight and travel, consumer goods and services, infrastructure and transportation services. The Air, Freight and Travel Services industry group serves airlines, freight and logistics companies across all modes of transport, and travel services companies, including hotels, tour operators, rental car companies and cruise operators. The Automotive industry group works with auto manufacturers, dealers, retailers and service providers. It helps clients to develop and implement solutions focused on product development and commercialization, customer service and retention, channel strategy and management, branding, buyer-driven business models, cost reduction, customer relationship management and integrated supplier partnerships. The Consumer Goods and Services industry group serves food and beverage, alcoholic beverages, household goods and personal care, tobacco and fashion/apparel manufacturers and agribusiness and consumer health companies around the world. The Industrial Equipment industry group serves the industrial and electrical equipment, automotive supplier, consumer durable and heavy equipment industries. The Infrastructure and Transportation Services industry group serves companies in the construction, infrastructure-management and mass-transportation industries. The Life Sciences industry group works with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical products and other companies across the life-sciences value chain by providing services, such as large-scale business and technology transformation, targeted business performance improvement, and post-merger integration. The Retail industry group serves a wide spectrum of retailers and distributors, including supermarkets, department stores, specialty premium retailers and large mass-merchandise discounters. The Resources operating group serves the chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, utilities and related industries. The Chemicals industry group works with a wide cross-section of industry segments, including petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, polymers and plastics, gases and agricultural chemical companies. The Energy industry group serves a wide range of companies in the oil and gas industry, including upstream, downstream, oil services and clean-energy companies. The Natural Resources industry group serves the metals, mining, forest products and building materials industries. The Utilities industry group works with electric, gas and water utilities. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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Pierre Nanterme - CEO Accenture

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Day in the Life at Accenture


Pierre Nanterme, Chief Executive Officer
Pierre Nanterme is Accenture’s chief executive officer.
Mr. Nanterme is responsible for managing the company, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and interacting with clients, employees, investors and other stakeholders. Mr. Nanterme is Accenture’s primary decision maker and policy maker, setting the tone for the company’s values, ethics and culture. He serves on Accenture’s Board of Directors and leads Accenture's Global Management Committee.
Mr. Nanterme exemplifies Accenture’s commitment to helping its clients achieve high performance. He is a proven leader with deep expertise in developing strong client relationships, a passion for building outstanding client teams and a disciplined focus on operations and execution.
In his 29-year career with Accenture, Mr. Nanterme has held a wide variety of leadership positions across key parts of Accenture’s business. Prior to becoming CEO in January 2011, he was group chief executive of Accenture's Financial Services operating group, which serves clients in the banking, capital markets and insurance industries. In 2006, he joined Accenture’s global leadership team, where he directly contributed to the planning and execution of Accenture’s successful long-term business strategy.
From May 2006 through August 2007, Mr. Nanterme was chief leadership officer, with primary responsibility for Accenture's leadership development program. In that role, he oversaw Accenture's corporate citizenship initiatives globally. He also served as Accenture’s country managing director for France from November 2005 through August 2007.
Mr. Nanterme spent much of his earlier career with Accenture in the Financial Services operating group, where he served as managing director for Europe, Africa and Latin America; managing director of the Core Europe operating unit; and global managing director of Accenture's Insurance industry group. Other leadership positions that Mr. Nanterme has held at Accenture include managing director of the Strategy group in West Europe and managing director of the company's client group in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
Mr. Nanterme represents Accenture in a number of external venues. He serves on the B20’s Green Growth task force, and previously served on its Economic Policy working group. He is also a member of the BUSINESSEUROPE Corporate Advisory and Support Group and is on the board of TransAtlantic Business Dialogue.
Outside of Accenture, Mr. Nanterme has been the president of the MEDEF Commission for Economic and Public Finance since 2005 and is a member of MEDEF’s executive board.
Mr. Nanterme joined Accenture in 1983 and became a partner in 1993. He graduated from ESSEC (École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) Business School in Paris.
David P. Rowland , Chief Financial Officer
David Rowland is Accenture's chief financial officer with responsibility for the company’s Corporate Controllership, Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations, Client Finance and Commercial Directors, Finance Operations, Corporate Development and Transaction Services and Strategic Planning & Analysis functions. Mr. Rowland is a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee and serves on the board and as Audit Committee chair for Avanade, a joint venture of Accenture and Microsoft. Prior to being named CFO in July 2013, Mr. Rowland served for more than six years as Accenture’s senior vice president—Finance, with responsibility for the company's Finance Field Operations organization, which includes client finance, country controllership and group finance activities. Earlier in his career with the company, Mr. Rowland held a number of finance leadership positions including managing director—Finance Operations and finance director for Accenture's two largest operating groups, Communications & High Tech and Products. Mr. Rowland began his career with Accenture in 1983 in the Consulting group and spent several years serving clients across a variety of industries. He has served on a number of management committees and has also played significant leadership roles in a number of company-wide initiatives, including the global implementation of the SAP enterprise software system. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Rowland has served on several civic and charitable boards. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Rowland holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jo Deblaere, Chief Operating Officer
Jo Deblaere is Accenture’s chief operating officer, responsible for leading the company’s business operations globally, executing Accenture’s business strategy and ensuring operational excellence company-wide. Mr. Deblaere also leads enterprise risk management for Accenture, working across the company to identify, assess and actively manage enterprise risks. He is also a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee and chairs Accenture’s Capital Committee. Prior to becoming COO in September 2009, Mr. Deblaere was chief operating officer of Accenture’s outsourcing business globally, a position he held since 2006. In this role he was instrumental in driving operational excellence across Accenture’s $9 billion outsourcing business and in leading Accenture’s outsourcing industrialization agenda. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Deblaere led Accenture’s global network of business process outsourcing delivery centers. From 2000 to 2005, he had overall responsibility for Accenture’s work with public-sector clients in Western Europe. Earlier in his career, he worked with numerous clients in a variety of industries including automotive, metals, energy, chemicals, media and entertainment, and public service. Mr. Deblaere joined Accenture in 1985 and became a partner in 1996. He holds a degree in business administration and information management from KU Leuven in Belgium. Mr. Deblaere is based in Brussels.

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