/>
X
Business

Accenture names Julie Sweet as next CEO

Accenture has been without a permanent CEO since January following the resignation of Pierre Nanterme.
Written by Natalie Gagliordi, Contributor on

Accenture has appointed Julie Sweet as its new chief executive officer, the services firm announced Thursday. Sweet currently serves as the CEO of Accenture's North American business, its largest market. Sweet will also join Accenture's board of directors once her transition takes effect this September.

Accenture's current interim CEO David Rowland is set to become executive chairman of the board.

"We are on a positive growth trajectory at Accenture and are very well-positioned to continue building on our strong momentum," Rowland said in a statement. "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 Accenture's next phase of growth and market leadership."

Accenture has been without a permanent CEO since January following the resignation of Pierre Nanterme. The 36-year Accenture veteran was in failing health and died later that month.

RELATED:

Editorial standards

Related

Cyber Monday laptop deal: Save $450 on this 13-inch Samsung Galaxy Book2 360
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360

Cyber Monday laptop deal: Save $450 on this 13-inch Samsung Galaxy Book2 360

Want a 65-inch TV for under $400? Hisense's 4K Google TV drops to $369
c33

Want a 65-inch TV for under $400? Hisense's 4K Google TV drops to $369

Need ANC headphones? Bose's ultra-popular QuietComfort 45 are $100 off
Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Need ANC headphones? Bose's ultra-popular QuietComfort 45 are $100 off