New York, NY-based Accenture announced the appointment of Omar Abbosh as chief strategy officer on December 22. He succeeds Shawn Collinson, who will retire from the company. These changes are effective March 1, 2015.
Mr. Abbosh, 48, is currently senior managing director – Growth & Strategy for the company’s Resources operating group, with responsibility for shaping the operating group’s strategy, including acquisition activities as well as joint ventures with clients in the smart grid space. He is also responsible for several of Accenture’s industry business services, including Accenture Smart Grid Services and Accenture Energy Consumer Services. As chief strategy officer, Mr. Abbosh will oversee all aspects of the company’s strategy and lead its Growth & Strategy organization. He will join Accenture’s Global Management Committee.
“I am delighted that Omar Abbosh will become our new chief strategy officer,” said chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme. “He has been with Accenture for 25 years and held a variety of leadership roles serving many of our largest client relationships. Omar brings to his new role deep strategy expertise and broad, international experience, as well as a unique understanding of industry trends and dynamics. I look forward to working with Omar – and with our entire leadership team – as we continue to execute our growth strategy.
“I want to recognize and thank Shawn Collinson for his significant contributions to Accenture during his 25-year career with our company,” said Mr. Nanterme. “Most recently, Shawn has been instrumental in defining and executing Accenture’s growth strategy, driving our investment agenda and leading our industry programs, as well as the significant transformation of our business. It has been my pleasure to work closely with Shawn over the years, and on behalf of our senior leadership team and everyone at Accenture, I wish Shawn all the best in the future.”