Former CEO Pierre Nanterme of Accenture deceased

Former CEO Pierre Nanterme of Accenture deceased

Less than a month after stepping down, the former CEO and chairman of Accenture, Pierre Nanterme, has passed away. Nanterme was 59 years old. What he died of is not certain, but in the course of 2016 he was diagnosed with intestinal cancer.

Accenture announced the news of the death of its former CEO. The company has expressed its condolences to its family at this difficult time. Accenture also emphasises that it is grateful for its decades of leadership and inspiration.

Huge loss

Nanterme was Accenture’s CEO for a long time, but on January 11, 2019, he decided to join the company. He did it for health reasons. But when Nanterme stepped down, he didn’t seem to think that the end was near, and he said that for the time being he wanted to focus on his family and his health.

We have been enormously touched by this tragic loss, says Marge Magner, who is currently acting chairman of the board in a reaction. Pierre was an innovative and visionary leader who, above all, truly embodied the company’s core values with his passion for our people and extraordinary commitment to customers. He also stood for the culture of equality at Accenture. His energy, drive and leadership will be greatly missed.

Active for decades

Pierre Nanterme has been with Accenture for 36 years and has worked for the company in a range of different roles. He was appointed CEO of Accenture in January 2011 and as of February 2013 he was also the chairman of the board. Nanterme was able to broaden the company’s range of digital services and under him doubled the value of the company’s shares.

Nanterme was also a strong supporter of broadening the company’s workforce and in favour of gender equality. Before he retired, he managed to ensure that the company works actively to achieve a full gender balance by 2025 at the latest.

Since Nanterme retired, interem CEO David Rowland has been in charge of the company.

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