TORONTO, March 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed Piyush Bhatnagar as its office managing director for Toronto, effective immediately.
In this role, Bhatnagar — a 23-year Accenture veteran — will lead Accenture's business in Toronto, focusing on bringing innovation to clients, attracting top talent and strengthening the company's impact in the Greater Toronto Area. He will also oversee the company's community stewardship in the region through collaborations with non-profit organizations such as ACCES Employment, NPower Canada and Civic Action.
In addition, Bhatnagar will continue to serve as a managing director in Accenture's Financial Services practice, where he has led enterprise architecture and IT strategy programs as well as complex business and technology transformations for clients in the banking, capital markets and insurance sectors. Bhatnagar previously led Accenture's technology platform and insurance practice in Canada and held several other leadership roles across North America.
"Piyush is a proven member of our Canada leadership team, with deep experience driving innovation and transformation in major Canadian and global organizations," said Jeffrey Russell, senior managing director and president of Accenture in Canada. "Piyush will focus on bringing best-in-class global innovation to our clients in Toronto, raising Accenture's profile as a destination for the market's top talent and expanding our existing reach within the community across our leadership team."
Bhatnagar holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Accenture employs nearly 3,000 people in the Toronto area and is ranked among Greater Toronto's Top Employers as well as Canada's Best Diversity Employers.
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