Accenture announces new CEO
Accenture has recruited from within to replace chief executive Joe Forehand, choosing chief operating officer for client services, William D. Green, to run the consultancy giant.
Forehand will step down in September, although he will stay on as chairman.
In his COO role, Green has overall management responsibility for the company’s operating groups and has been a board member since its inception in 2001 and has served as country managing director for the US since August 2000.
Forehand led the firm through its transition from Andersen Consulting to Accenture following its August 2000 divorce from Arthur Andersen and Andersen Worldwide, and saw it through its initial public offering in 2001.
Green joined Accenture in 1977 and became a partner in 1986.