Leading global professional services company, Accenture, announced the appointment of Dr. Athina Kanioura as the company’s new Chief Analytics Officer and Global Lead of Accenture Applied Intelligence with immediate effect. Dr. Kanioura succeeds Narendra Mulani who is retiring from the company.
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients by combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions. With a team of 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
Dr. Kanioura joined Accenture in 2005. She was a founding member of Accenture’s analytics business and is an accomplished innovator and data scientist. Initially, she ran sales and customer analytics globally and drove the company’s offering development around customer relationship management and personalization. As Accenture’s Global Data Science Lead for the last two years, she expanded Accenture’s data science team to more than 3,000 members. Athina holds a Ph.D. in Macroeconomics and Econometrics from the University of Sheffield.
In her new role, Dr. Kanioura will lead Accenture Applied Intelligence – the branch of Accenture which applies AI, advanced analytics, and automation to address the most complex challenges and opportunities of Accenture’s clients across industries.
“I am delighted that Athina will become our new chief analytics officer and global lead for Accenture Applied Intelligence,” said Mike Sutcliff, Group Chief Executive, Accenture Digital. “An exceptional leader and cultivator of talent, she has the right combination of business, leadership, and technical skills to help our clients embrace intelligent technologies confidently and responsibly to drive value.”
“I wanted to recognize Narendra for his outstanding contributions to Accenture during his esteemed 22-year career with our company. His leadership and vision in creating and scaling our Applied Intelligence business are one of the most important pivot points in rotating Accenture’s business to the future. On behalf of the company, I wish Narendra all the best in the future,” Sutcliff added.