Accenture has announced the appointment of Rajendra Prasad as chief information and asset engineering officer.
In his new role, Prasad will be responsible for overseeing all internal technology development and support for Accenture systems and Accenture assets for clients. His appointment came into effect on July 1.
Prasad who comes with more than 28 years of industry experience, will report to Manish Sharma, Accenture’s chief operating officer.
“These leadership changes are integral to our strategic growth ambitions as we continue to push the boundaries of innovation and foster deeper collaboration with our partners to deliver even greater value to our clients,” said Sharma.
“Rajendra’s deep expertise in artificial intelligence, automation, and intelligent assets makes him the perfect fit to accelerate our internal transformation,” said Paul Daugherty, group chief executive – Technology and chief technology officer, Accenture.
In another development, Accenture has named Penelope Prett as successor to Gloria Samuels in the role of global lead for Accenture’s Workday Business Group. Currently, Prett is serving as chief information, data, and analytics officer at Accenture. Samuels will retire on August 14.
Prett has a background in technology, consulting, and outsourcing services across multiple industries. She is credited to lead the implementation of Workday to the company’s more than 700,000 people. Prett will report to Emma McGuigan.
“Penelope brings significant experience delivering technology and consulting services, and we are confident her leadership will enable us to unlock new innovations and new possibilities for clients. At the same time, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Gloria Samuels for her contributions to Accenture over the years,” said Paul.