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Accenture taps Arlington-based Julie Sweet as global chief executive

Katishi Maake
Accenture taps Arlington-based Julie Sweet as global chief executive

Accenture Inc.'s board of directors has promoted Julie Sweet, a Greater Washington executive who now serves as the company's North American CEO, to the top job of global chief executive effective Sept. 1. Interim CEO David Rowland — the company's former chief financial officer who became interim chief in January after eight-year CEO Pierre Naterme stepped down due to health reasons, a month before his passing — has been appointed Accenture's executive chairman.