Gianfranco Casati to Become Chairman — Growth Markets
Rodolfo Eschenbach Succeeds Framil as Market Unit Lead for Latin America
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced Leo Framil as chief executive officer — Growth Markets, effective September 1, 2022, succeeding Gianfranco Casati, who will become chairman — Growth Markets. In his new role, Framil will have management responsibility for all industries and services across Accenture’s business in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Framil previously served as market unit lead for Latin America and has more than 30 years of consulting experience, working with major financial institutions in Latin America in banking, insurance and capital markets. Under Framil’s leadership since 2016, Accenture made eight regional acquisitions in Latin America and increased the number of people in the region by 75%. Framil has served as a member of the board for the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil, United Way Brazil, Instituto Ayrton Senna and Gerando Falcões, among others. Throughout his career, Framil has demonstrated a strong commitment to Accenture people and championed diversity, inclusion and equality. He is a member of the company’s Global Management Committee.
“Everyone who works with Leo knows how passionately he cares about our business, our people and our communities,” said Julie Sweet, chair and CEO, Accenture. “He leads the way with his commitment to clients and his dedication to helping address social issues, always looking ahead to see what more he can do to create 360° Value for all our stakeholders.”
Gianfranco Casati, who has led Accenture’s Growth Markets since 2014, is stepping down as chief executive officer and member of the Global Management Committee as of September 1. He will become chairman – Growth Markets, continuing to serve clients and working closely with account teams. During his tenure, the size of the Growth Markets business doubled. Throughout his outstanding career at Accenture, Casati has served in a range of market, industry and client leadership roles, demonstrated an unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, and has been an extraordinary developer of leaders. Accenture recently was named a ‘2022 Great Place to Work’ in Argentina, Brazil, Greater China, India, Japan, Mexico and the Philippines. Casati also supported B20 Indonesia in the role of co-chair for the Energy, Sustainability and Climate Task Force.
“Gianfranco has been a force in our business for nearly four decades and a role model for how to care for our people and clients,” said Sweet. “With his deep understanding of our business and connections across every area of our company, he led the design, creation and implementation of our growth model — making an enduring contribution and lasting imprint on Accenture.”
Rodolfo Eschenbach has been named as market unit lead for Latin America, succeeding Framil in the role, and will join the Global Management Committee. Eschenbach has served as Strategy & Consulting lead for Latin America since March 2020 and brings deep industry and functional skills, strong client relationships, and a track record of digital transformation to his new role. Previously, he helped establish Accenture as an early digital leader, which included making key acquisitions and hiring senior talent, and led Accenture’s Resources business in the region. Eschenbach personally demonstrates his strong commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity, to developing Accenture people, and to serving local communities.
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