Accenture has appointed a new chief operating officer and a new group Chief Executive of its Operations service.
Manish Sharma has been named chief operating officer, effective March 2022. He will be leading the company’s business operations and executing business strategy, protecting the company’s people and infrastructure and ensuring operational excellence, which includes the ongoing digital transformation of Accenture.
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“Manish brings enormous expertise and extensive knowledge of what our clients need and how to digitally transform,” said Julie Sweet, chair and CEO of Accenture. “In his new role, Manish’s client centricity will continue to build our shared success with our clients as we help them transform every area of their businesses, and his commitment to inclusion and diversity will further strengthen our effort to create 360° Value for all our stakeholders,” she added.
Additionally, Accenture named Yusuf Tayob as the group chief executive- Operations, effective from March 1, 2022. Currently, he is the market unit lead for the US Midwest. Prior to this, he ran the Accenture Salesforce Business Group, a team of Accenture people who lead complex digital transformations and, previously, led Accenture’s Northeast and Southeast business for the Communications, Media & Technology industries.
Jo Deblaere, who has served as a chief operating officer since 2009, will continue in the position until March 1, 2022, and plans to retire on September 1, 2022, after a remarkable 38-year career at Accenture.