Â Bill Green, CEO at Accenture (No. 22 in The 2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for DiversityÂ®), accepted the award for Top Company for Generational Communications at DiversityInc’s November 2009 event, “How Leadership Expresses Diversity Commitment.” Listen as Green shares how diversity management has contributed to the corporation’s growth.
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Bill Green is chairman & CEO of Accenture, a US$21.6 billion global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.
In addition to chairing the board of directors, Mr. Green is responsible for managing the company, formulating and executing long-term strategies and for all interactions with clients, employees, investors and other stakeholders. Mr. Green is Accentureâ€™s primary decision maker and policy maker, setting the tone for the companyâ€™s values, ethics and culture. He has served on Accentureâ€™s board of directors since its inception in 2001.
Mr. Green personifies Accentureâ€™s commitment to delivering the highest quality services to its clients around the world. In his 32-year career with the company, he has built a reputation for his strong work ethic, results-oriented consensus building and exceptional ability to forge and maintain major client relationships.
Prior to becoming CEO on September 1, 2004, Mr. Green was Accentureâ€™s chief operating officerâ€”Client Services with overall management responsibility for all of the companyâ€™s operating groups. In addition, he served as group chief executive of the Communications & High Tech operating group from 1999 to 2003. He was also group chief executive of the Resources operating group for two years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Green led the Manufacturing industry group and was managing director for Accentureâ€™s business in the United States.
Mr. Green represents Accenture in a number of external venues, including Business Roundtable, where he serves as chairman of its Education, Innovation and Workforce Initiative and as chairman of The Springboard Project, an independent commission on workforce issues. Mr. Green is also a featured speaker at business, technology and academic forums around the world.
Mr. Green joined Accenture in 1977 and became a partner in 1986. He attended Dean College and is a member of its Board of Trustees. He received a bachelor of science degree in economics and a master of business administration from Babson College, as well as an honorary doctor of laws. He and his wife have two children.