Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Dr. Athina Kanioura chief analytics officer and global lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence, effective immediately. Dr. Kanioura succeeds Narendra Mulani who will retire from the company.
Dr. Kanioura joined Accenture in 2005. An accomplished innovator and data scientist, she was a founding member of Accentures analytics business where she ran sales & customer analytics globally and drove the companys offering development around customer relationship management and personalization. As Accentures global data science lead for the past two years, she grew Accentures data science team to more than 3,000 strong. Most recently, she helped clients from the consumer goods, banking and telecommunications industry, where she is known for her deep relevance and impact. She holds a PhD in Macroeconomics and Econometrics from the University of Sheffield.
Dr. Kanioura will now lead Accenture Applied Intelligence, which applies artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, and automation to address the most complex challenges and opportunities of Accentures clients across industries.
I am delighted that Athina will become our new chief analytics officer and global lead for Accenture Applied Intelligence, said Mike Sutcliff, group chief executive, Accenture Digital. An exceptional leader and cultivator of talent, she has the right combination of business, leadership, and technical skills to help our clients embrace intelligent technologies confidently and responsibly to drive value.
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I wanted to recognize Narendra for his outstanding contributions to Accenture during his esteemed 22-year career with our company. His leadership and vision in creating and scaling our Applied Intelligence business is one of the most important pivot points in rotating Accentures business to the future. On behalf of company, I wish Narendra all the best in the future.
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