Accenture has announced that Rekha M. Menon will be chairman of Accenture in India and Anindya Basu will be country managing director in India. These appointments are effective August 21, 2015.
As chairman, Ms. Menon will play an active role in growing Accenture’s business and further strengthening the company’s presence in communities across India. She will continue to be deeply engaged in the company’s Inclusion & Diversity and Corporate Citizenship initiatives and will also be responsible for institutional relationships with public authorities and industry associations.
Ms. Menon is currently managing director, Human Resources, for Accenture’s growth markets and has been leading the development and execution of the company’s human capital strategy for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Russia, Turkey and Latin America. Previously she was managing director, Geographic Operations for India, ASEAN and the Asia Pacific Delivery Centers, where she supported the growth and development of Accenture’s Global Delivery Network. She has over 24 years of industry experience, and she has been consistently named as one of the most powerful women in business in India.
“Rekha has made impressive contributions to our people and our communities,” said Gianfranco Casati, Accenture’s group chief executive, growth markets. “Her experience will be extremely valuable as we continue to build our brand and enhance our reputation as a leader in India.”
In his new role, Mr. Basu will be responsible for driving Accenture’s domestic business in India and building relationships with key clients by leveraging the company’s capabilities in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.
Mr. Basu will continue his role working with Accenture’s Products clients in India, as well as serving as the APAC regional lead of the company’s Automotive, Industrial, Infrastructure and Travel & Transportation Industry practice. During his 23 years with Accenture, he has held leadership roles spanning multiple industries, including Automotive, Industrial Equipment, Travel and Transportation, Consumer Goods and Chemicals.
“Anindya has a strong knowledge of our business and has demonstrated a tremendous commitment to our clients and our people,” said Mr. Casati. “With his experience, insights and vision for our business in India, he is well equipped to make a difference in this important market.”
“I also want to recognize and thank Avinash Vashistha, who has been the chairman and country managing director of Accenture in India since 2011, for the contributions he has made to Accenture,” said Mr. Casati. “We wish him well as he leaves Accenture to pursue entrepreneurial and corporate leadership opportunities in technology.”