Accenture veteran Sanjeev Vohra has been appointed as the global lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence as well as a member of the Accenture global management committee.
Vohra has served as a senior managing director and the chief strategy officer of the global consulting major, where he oversaw business strategy and investments, including ventures and acquisitions.
His appointment to the post is effective immediately and he will be working out of Bengaluru.
Accenture describes applied intelligence as a method of combining artificial intelligence (AI) with data analytics, automation and human ingenuity and using the same to solve complex business problems.
In his new role Vohra will oversee a global applied intelligence workforce of close to 40,000 individuals who work on solutions based on AI, data science, deep learning, machine learning and data engineering. Vohra will lead the team in terms of data strategy, data foundation and AI governance and implementation requirements for specific clients.
“Sanjeev brings unparalleled data and analytics expertise and a wide-ranging strategy and technology background to this critical role. We will count on his exceptional business acumen, leadership, and innovation-led mindset,” Annette Rippert, group chief executive, Accenture strategy and consulting, said in a statement.
An IIT alumnus, Vohra joined Accenture in 2002. He played a key role in leading Accenture’s data services portfolio as well as helped build relationships with ecosystem partners. He also helped the company focus more on digital, cloud and security domains.
Prior to Accenture, Vohra worked with Timex group, Alcatel-lucent and Honeywell where he held the post of supply chain lead.
Vohra is also credited with fostering partnerships with universities such as MIT, Stanford, Wharton and Harvard to incorporate latest technologies into the curriculum.