Accenture appoints Julie Sweet chief executive

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Accenture has appointed Julie Sweet chief executive officer. David Rowland, currently interim chief executive officer, has been appointed executive chairman. Upon assuming the role of chief executive officer, Ms. Sweet will join the company’s board of directors.

Marge Magner, currently non-executive chair of the board, will resume her role as lead independent director. These changes are effective Sept. 1, 2019; Accenture said in a statement.

Ms. Sweet is currently chief executive officer of Accenture’s business in North America. Previously, she was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer.

Ms. Sweet serves on the board of directors of Catalyst, and is a member of the TechNet Executive Council. She is a member of the Business Roundtable, a group of chief executive officers of U.S. corporations formed to promote pro-business public policy, and previously served on its board of directors and as chair of the Technology Committee.

Ms. Sweet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.

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