Accenture has appointed Bhaskar Ghosh as chief strategy officer, advancing the company’s Global Management Committee. The company also named Simon Eaves as managing director in Accenture’s U.K. and Ireland business., Accenture reported on Monday.
“Bhaskar brings incredible vision and business acumen to his new role as chief strategy officer,” said Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture. “Under his leadership, he helped grow Accenture into a technology industry powerhouse and expanded our data, cloud and security offerings.
Ghosh’s appointment is effective immediately. He will be responsible for the company’s strategy and investments, including ventures and acquisitions, as well as the growth strategy for Accenture’s Industry X business.
He most recently served as advisor to Sweet, including growth and investment strategy, business performance, organizational effectiveness and restructuring initiatives. Previously, Ghosh was group chief executive of Accenture Technology Services, where he directed strategy and investments, and leading platforms, products and global technology delivery.
“His vast experience will be invaluable as we invest to help our clients become cloud first and transform every aspect of their businesses with technology. Bhaskar’s long track record of creating ‘tech for good’ and commitment to inclusion and diversity make him ideal to help us drive responsible business by design into every aspect of our strategy,” Sweet added.
Accenture has also named Simon Eaves as managing director of Accenture in the U.K. and Ireland, effective Jan. 1, 2021. In the role, Eaves will be responsible for the company’s industries and services in those countries. He will succeed Olly Benzecry, who has served in the role since 2011. Benzecry will continue as chairman until he retires at the end of August 2021.
Eaves has served with Accenture for two decades. Most recently, he served as chief strategy officer. In the role, he led the rapid evolution of Accenture’s industry points of view on COVID-19 and its global ventures & acquisitions strategy.
“As Simon assumes overall leadership of our business in the U.K. and Ireland, I’m confident that his seasoned expertise and commitment to our people and workplace equality will strengthen and grow Accenture in this critical market,” said Sweet.