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Leading Talent Hunt At Accenture

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Rekha M. Menon, 

Chairperson and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India
age: 63
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With over 18 years in technology industry, Rekha M. Menon is an industry doyen. But she doesn’t let her expertise and business acumen overshadow the reality—the constant need to learn and re-invent oneself. “Industry changes quickly... so you have to change along with it,” says Menon. Even as macroeconomic uncertainties are nudging companies to restrategise, Menon is ‘optimistic’. “We operate across a range of markets and industries. For our clients, whether it is growth strategy or cost or resilience, it all leads to technology,” says Menon.
Over past year, one of Menon’s priorities has been to build on Accenture’s talent-led growth strategy by investing in employee learning and development initiatives and focusing on inclusion and diversity. The other area of focus has been leveraging capabilities in deep technology and digital to drive innovation. In FY22, the Dublin-based company expects revenue growth of 25.5% to 26.5% in local currency, compared with 24% to 26% previously. The firm will also scout for opportunities in emerging technologies such as quantum computing, space, science & technology and metaverse. Menon is steering Accenture’s global goal of achieving gender balance in India operations by 2025.