Accenture Names New Chief Executive for Operations


Global professional services firm and outsourcing giant Accenture has announced the appointment of Debra A. Polishook as its new group chief executive for Accenture Operations effective 1 September 2016.

Polishook is currently group operating officer for Accenture Operations, one of the company’s five businesses and has more than USD7bn in annual net revenues.

Manish Sharma will succeed Polishook as group operating officer – Accenture Operations.

Accenture chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme said Polishook will be an asset in the business, with her experience and 30-year career with Accenture.

Outgoing chief executive Michael Salvino said Polishook is the perfect choice to lead Accenture Operations.

Sharma, 48, based in Bangalore, India, is currently senior managing director – Global Delivery & Solution Development for Accenture Operations.

In his new role as group operating officer – Accenture Operations, Mr. Sharma will continue as a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Council. –