Nearshore Americas

Accenture Names John Walsh as Group Chief Executive

Accenture has promoted one of its senior executives in North America to the position of Group Chief Executive.

John Walsh, under whose leadership Accenture helped many LatAm telecom firms streamline their customer service, succeeds Omar Abbosh.

He will oversee the company’s communications, media and technology operations across the world.

Previously Walsh was responsible for the company’s CMT business on the West Coast, where he led some of Accenture’s largest client relationships. He also worked with many Accenture clients in Europe to build shared services operating structures.

The units Walsh is going lead posted US$8.8 billion in revenues for fiscal 2019, serving hundreds of firms in high tech and software and platforms industries.

“Over his 33 years with Accenture, John has played a key role in building our dynamic CMT business in the western U.S. and across North America,” said Julie Sweet, Accenture’s chief executive officer.

“John brings to his new position a proven track record of creating value for our clients and our business, as well as a deep commitment to our core values, including the development of our people.”

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Omar Abbosh, who even served as the company’s chief strategy officer, is retiring but will remain with the company through Feb. 29, 2020.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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