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Accenture Promotes Jack Azagury to Lead Strategy, Consulting Group; Julie Sweet Quoted

Jack Azagury, a 26-year Accenture (NYSE: ACN) veteran and most recently the U.S. Northeast market unit lead, has been named group chief executive of the company’s strategy and consulting group.

In his new position, Azagury will be responsible for managing the unit’s enterprise operations, business strategy, applied intelligence and innovation efforts, the company said Wednesday.

Julie Sweet, CEO and chair of Accenture, commented that Azagury is poised to “help our clients reinvent with data, technology and AI at the center so they can work differently, engage with their people and customers differently, and transform their business models.”

Throughout his over two and a half decades with Accenture, Azagury has held a number of positions. He began as a strategy consultant, rising the ranks to global lead of the smart grid services business and leader of the strategy and management consulting practice for North America Resources. In his time with the company, he has partnered with customers to conduct digital transformations, zero-based operational overhauls, energy transition agendas and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Azagury’s work has been international in scale, migrating to the UK, France, Japan and the U.S. and collaborating with clients across the globe. His track record with strategy, technology and client experience reportedly made him an ideal fit for his new job.

His instatement follows the retirement of Annette Rippert, who has reached 28 years of service at Accenture, spending the most recent two as chief executive of the strategy and consulting business unit. In this role, Rippert was in charge of the purchase of over 20 companies. She was also previously at the helm of Accenture’s North American technology business, where she embraced burgeoning focus points such as data, cloud, platform services and software engineering.

“I am tremendously grateful for all that Annette has done to help Accenture grow and … greatly appreciate her leadership and dedication in the challenging early days of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sweet added.

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