Accenture Appoints Rajendra Prasad As Chief Informations and Asset Engineering Officer


Rajendra Prasad, a seasoned employee of Accenture, has been appointed chief information and asset engineering officer, a newly created position that manages all internal technology development and client support for Accenture systems and assets.

Prasad has been employed by the Dublin-based business for 18 years and has more than 28 years of expertise in the field. According to a news release, he has concentrated on differentiating Accenture by promoting automation and innovation throughout the IT lifecycle and introducing new solutions and capabilities to clients. Manish Sharma, the chief operations officer, will receive his reports.

“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, chief operating officer. “With Rajendra’s appointment, we continue to pioneer both internal technology and asset engineering to drive new performance frontiers for Accenture and our clients.”

Penelope Prett, the current chief information and data analytics officer, succeeds Gloria Samuels as the global lead for Accenture's Workday business group as part of the other top-level changes. According to the press release, Samuels will retire in August after working for Accenture for five years, during which time she played a key role in advancing the company's alliance with Workday.

“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. “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."

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