Accenture appoints Jack Azagury as Group Managing Director – Strategy and Consulting
Accenture has appointed Jack Azagury as Group Managing Director – Strategy and Consulting, effective immediately.
Azagury will lead the $15 billion strategy and advisory service, which includes Accenture’s industry, business functions, applied intelligence, innovation and business strategy practices. A 26-year veteran of Accenture, Azagury is a member of the company’s Global Executive Committee.
Azagury brings deep strategy, technology and client experience – the hallmarks of strategy and consulting at Accenture – to his new leadership role, as well as extensive experience and a global perspective, having lived and worked in the UK. , France, Japan and the United States. many global customers. Most recently, he was responsible for Accenture’s Market Unit – Northeast US, and prior to that he led the Corporate Resources business in North America.
Azagury also served as the global head of Accenture’s Smart Grid Services business and led Accenture’s strategy and management consulting practice for North America Resources. For a wide range of clients, he has led major digital transformations, zero-based operational improvements, energy transition programs and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Azagury, who embodies much of Accenture’s leadership, is deeply involved and active in Accenture’s employee resource groups, a board member of Hillel International, and a board member of the Partnership for New York.
“Jack is the right leader in this time of total business reinvention as our core strategy and advisory teams help our clients reinvent themselves with data, technology and AI at the center so they can work differently, engage differently with their people and customers, and transform their business models,” said Julie Sweet, President and CEO of Accenture. “I have had the privilege of working with Jack, and his focus on our customers, our people and our communities is at the heart of who he is as a leader.”
Annette Rippert, who served as Group Managing Director – Strategy and Consulting since 2020, will retire after 28 years with Accenture. Over the past two years, Rippert has created a solid foundation for the future of strategy and consulting, including the acquisition of more than 20 companies, the introduction of Accenture’s “Business Futures” thought leadership and the recognition as a leader in ranking nearly 50 industry analyst reports in FY21.
Previously, Rippert led Accenture’s technology business in North America and helped pivot the business into new areas including data, cloud, platform services and software engineering. Throughout her distinguished career, she has helped clients digitally transform in key industries such as communications, media and technology, healthcare and utilities. Rippert was ranked first in The Consulting Report’s Top 25 Women Board Leaders for 2022 and was named to the HEROES 2021 Top 100 Women Executives list for her work driving change to increase gender diversity on work place.
“I am extremely grateful for all that Annette has done to help Accenture grow and lead over the past two and a half decades and greatly appreciate her leadership and dedication in the difficult early days of the COVID pandemic. -19, guiding our Strategy & Consulting to growth and market impact,” Sweet said.