Karthik Narain

Board Chair; Group Chief Executive – Technology, Accenture

Karthik Narain, chair of the Avanade Board of Directors, currently serves as group chief executive – Technology at Accenture. His role spans cloud, data & AI, enterprise & industry technologies and security, as well as technology ecosystem partnerships and its Advanced Technology Centres. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

Prior to his appointment as group chief executive, Karthik served as the lead for Accenture Cloud First and the company’s Data & AI business. In these roles, he led teams helping clients move, shape and operate their businesses in the cloud and unlock the power of data & AI. Most recently, Karthik helped define Accenture’s approach and establish an early lead in generative AI through investments in its Generative AI Centre of Excellence; new, signature thought leadership pieces; new ecosystem partnerships; and a new data & AI strategy for the company.

Karthik, who joined Accenture in 2015, brings a diverse set of experiences to his role as group chief executive. Over his 24-year career, he has led many strategic and innovative programmes for clients across a variety of industry sectors, including Financial Services, High Tech and Software and Platforms. Karthik previously led Accenture Technology in North America, helping guide Global 2000 brands in using the power of the cloud and other technologies to transform their businesses. He is also an active sponsor in the Technology Women’s Executive Leadership programme, supporting the growth of Accenture’s most senior women leaders in Technology.

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