William D. Green was executive chairman of Accenture until February 2013.
In addition to chairing the board of directors, Mr. Green was involved in planning Accenture’s long-term business strategy. He represented Accenture with clients around the world, with business and government leaders and with key external groups. Mr. Green is also a champion for Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship efforts. He had served on Accenture’s board of directors since its inception in 2001.
From September 2004 through December 2010, Mr. Green served as Accenture’s CEO. He assumed the additional role of chairman in 2006. Mr. Green successfully navigated the company through a challenging global economic environment. During his term, Accenture grew revenue from $13.7 billion to $21.6 billion, doubled its workforce to 211,000 employees and expanded its global footprint. In his 33-year career with the company, Mr. Green 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 serving as CEO, Mr. Green was Accenture’s chief operating officer—Client Services with overall management responsibility for the company’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 Accenture’s business in the United States.
Mr. Green represented Accenture in a number of external venues, including Business Roundtable, where he served as chairman of its Education, Innovation and Workforce Initiative and as chairman of The Springboard Project, an independent commission on workforce issues. He was co-chair of the Business Coalition for Student Achievement and a member of the National Governors Association’s Complete to Compete National Advisory Group. He is also a member of the Business Higher Education Forum, The Business Council and the G100. Mr. Green is a frequent 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.