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Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme Steps Down for Health Reasons

Scott Van Voorhis

CEO Pierre Nanterme will step down because of health reasons stemming from a colon cancer diagnosis more than two years ago, the consulting and outsourcing services giant said in a statement. Nanterme, who was diagnosed and had surgery for colon cancer in July 2016, has stepped down, effective immediately, from the helm of the 469,000-employee company he had guided since 2011, Accenture said. Accenture's stock declined slightly on Friday.