Accenture’s CEO resigns for health reasons

Accenture’s CEO resigns for health reasons

Accenture’s current CEO, Pierre Nanterme, is leaving for health reasons. The company announced this last Friday during the course of the day. For the time being, CFO David Rowland will resume his duties as interim CEO.

Pierre Nanterme has been Accenture’s CEO since January 2011. In 2016 he was diagnosed with bowel cancer and now he has to quit as a result. Because Rowland is temporarily taking over the position of CEO, KC McClure, who was the head of Accenture’s finance department, has to assume his position as CFO.

Focus on health

Nanterme has worked for the consultancy firm for no less than 36 years and will remain active as advisor for his replacement for the time being. In a statement he says he finds it an honour to have worked for the company for so long. I never had confidence in our business strategy, leadership team and our people again, he goes on to say.

According to Nanterme, David Rowland’s work as CFO was very good, and he believes he is very well placed to ensure that our growth strategy, to convert our company into new growth areas such as digital, cloud and security, is put into practice. This is the right decision for my family and me, so I can focus on my health.

Inspirational leadership

Rowland, who joined Accenture 35 years ago and became CFO in the course of 2013, is looking forward to working closely with our talented leadership team, including KC as our new CFO. He looks forward to building on the strong momentum in our company and strengthening our market leadership. Finally, on behalf of all Accenture Nanterme staff, he would like to thank you for all your efforts.

According to Accenture, the change of CEO and CFO does not affect the business expectations for the second quarter and not for the fiscal year 2019.

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