Accenture Names Jorge Benitez Managing Director, North America & Chief Executive, US

30-year Accenture veteran to assume role on Sept. 1

Accenture has named Cuban-born Miamian Jorge Benitez managing director — North America and chief executive — United States, effective Sept. 1. He will succeed Robert Frerichs, who will work with Accenture Chief Executive Officer Pierre Nanterme on strategic initiatives.In his new role, Mr. Benitez, 51, will have primary responsibility for Accenture’s business and operations in North America, including developing and executing the business strategy and ensuring the company’s growth in this important region.

Mr. Benitez currently serves as chief operating officer of Accenture’s Products operating group, the largest of the company’s five operating groups. In this role, which he has held for the past five years, Mr. Benitez has been responsible for executing the business strategy and ensuring operational excellence across a wide set of consumer-relevant industries in seven industry groups: Automotive; Air, Freight & Travel Services; Consumer Goods & Services; Industrial Equipment; Infrastructure & Transportation Services; Life Sciences; and Retail. He has also managed the business relationship with one of Accenture’s largest Products clients. Mr. Benitez’s success in business and the broader community has been recognized nationally; Hispanic Business Magazine recently named him to its “2011 Top 25 Corporate Elite” list and in 2004 selected him as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.