Amid leadership changes globally, information technology and consultancy major Accenture has elevated Bhaskar Ghosh as its chief strategy officer (CSO).
Ghosh, based out of Bengaluru, will continue to lead Accenture’s Industry X business apart from taking on the new responsibility of heading the company’s strategy and investments with immediate effect. Industry X includes digital manufacturing and intelligent products.
Most recently, Ghosh served as an advisor to the global CEO Julie Sweet on various critical areas including growth, investments, business performance, organisational effectiveness and restructuring.
“Bhaskar brings incredible vision and business acumen to his new role as chief strategy officer. His vast experience will be invaluable as we invest to help our clients become cloud first and transform every aspect of their businesses with technology,” Sweet said in a statement.
Ghosh has worked as the group chief executive for Accenture Technology Services, managing strategy, investments and leading platforms, products and global technology delivery. He joined Accenture in 2003.
In his new role, he will be succeeding Simon Eaves, former CSO and a company veteran. Eaves was appointed as the managing director of Accenture in the UK and Ireland, effective from January 2021.
Eaves has been credited for his outlook and views, which reportedly helped Accenture quickly evolve through COVID-19, working on its global ventures and acquisition strategy.
Among other announcements, Olly Benzecry, who has served as the managing director and chairman of Accenture in the UK and Ireland since 2011, will continue as the chairman until his retirement at the end of August in 2021.
The restructure comes shortly after Accenture was in news for laying off 25,000 employees globally, which is nearly 5% of its total workforce. Some of its other recent appointments include Karthik Narain as the head of the new Accenture Cloud First vertical in September and Sanjeev Vohra as the global lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence in July this year. Vohra is also a member of the Accenture global management committee.