Rekha Menon, 59
Chairman and senior managing director, Accenture in India
Previous Rank : 19
India is now a critical market for Accenture. The firm has one of its key innovation centres and a significant chunk of its global client base in the country. Menon has undoubtedly been the cornerstone of this growth. In July 2017, Accenture launched its innovation hub, a first-of-its-kind facility, in Bengaluru to showcase innovation in areas of new technologies across sectors. Today, over 60% of its global revenue comes from the digital, security, and cloud businesses. In the past 12 months, Accenture’s growth markets, India included, have seen double-digit growth.