At the end of January 2019, the patriotic CEO of Accenture Pierre Nanterme passed away suddenly. After a period of transition, 51-year-old American Julie Sweet was chosen to lead the management consulting group, a behemoth in its sector, with almost half a million staff around the globe working with 98 of the 100 biggest companies on Earth.
Year took up current function: 2019
Turnover in 2018: $41.6bn
Growth in 2018: 12.8%
This star Columbia Law School product began her career in New York at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and made a name for herself during a decade at One Worldwide Plaza. In 2010 she joined Accenture as general counsel, before becoming head of North America in 2015 and, this September, CEO.