Accenture Names Athina Kanioura as Chief Analytics Officer and Global Lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 Accenture’s analytics
business where she ran sales & customer analytics globally and drove the
company’s offering development around customer relationship management
and personalization. As Accenture’s global data science lead for the
past two years, she grew Accenture’s 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 Accenture’s 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.”

“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
Accenture’s business to the future. On behalf of company, I wish
Narendra all the best in the future.”

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