Global professional services company Accenture has announced it has appointed Dr Bhaskar Ghosh as its Chief Strategy Officer. Ghosh succeeds Simon Eaves who has now been appointed as the company’s Managing Director of UK and Ireland effective January 1, 2021, with overall responsibility for Accenture’s industries and services in those countries.
Effective immediately, Ghosh will be responsible for the company’s strategy and investments, including ventures and acquisitions.
He will continue to lead the growth strategy for Accenture’s Industry X business, which includes digital manufacturing and intelligent products and platforms.
Ghosh most recently served as adviser to Julie Sweet, Accenture’s Chief Executive Officer, on critical areas including growth and investment strategy, business performance, organisational effectiveness and restructuring.
“Bhaskar brings incredible vision and business acumen to his new role as chief strategy officer,” Sweet said in a statement.
“Under his leadership, he helped grow Accenture into a technology industry powerhouse and expanded our data, cloud and security offerings.”
Previously, Ghosh was Group Chief Executive of Accenture Technology Services, directing strategy and investments, and leading platforms, products and global technology delivery. In India, he had worked in several senior positions with Phillips.
Ghosh holds a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in business administration from Calcutta University. He also has a doctorate in business management from Utkal University in Orissa.