Omar Abbosh is Accenture’s chief strategy officer. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s strategy, innovation programs and investments. In this role, Mr. Abbosh also has management responsibility for Accenture Security, Accenture’s Dublin Centre for Innovation, Accenture’s Ventures & Acquisitions, Industry programs, Research and Corporate Citizenship. He is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.
Before being appointed to his current position in March 2015, Mr. Abbosh held several management roles including senior managing director--Growth & Strategy for the Resources operating group, managing director of the Resources business in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Global Utilities managing director and managing director of Accenture Smart Grid Services & Accenture Energy Consumer Services. He has served as the global client lead for leading multinational companies where he advised client executives on major strategic issues for their businesses, including bringing and scaling digital innovation into the enterprise, operating model transformation, leadership development, mergers and acquisitions, capital allocation and investment management. He also served on the Global Energy Board chaired by Lord Browne of Madingley for ten years.
Mr. Abbosh joined Accenture in 1989 and became a partner in 1998. He holds a degree in electronic engineering from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD.
*On July 2, 2018, Accenture announced the appointment of Omar Abbosh as group chief executive—Communications, Media & Technology, effective Sept. 1, 2018, succeeding Robert (Bob) E. Sell, who will retire from the company on Aug. 31, 2018. The company will announce Mr. Abbosh’s successor as chief strategy officer at a later date.