Accenture appoints Avinash Vashistha as country managing director, co-chairman, India

by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 21, 2011

new appointmentAccenture (NYSE:CAN) today appointed Avinash Vashistha as country managing director for India. Vashistha has also been appointed as co-chairman of India, along with Harsh Manglik, who intends to retire later this year.

“Avinash brings to this role more than two decades of operational and execution leadership in global outsourcing along with knowledge, relationships and experience with Indian companies and the Indian marketplace. He will help us drive growth in our domestic business and support our global clients through our Global Delivery Network centers in India,” stated Pierre Nanterme, CEO, Accenture.

Co-author of the book, ‘The Offshore Nation’, Vashistha, joins Accenture from Tholons, a global strategic advisory firm for outsourcing, research, investment and education, where he served as founder, chairman and CEO. Earlier in his career he founded neoIT, an offshore advisory firm, informed the company.

“Accenture has built an enviable position in this country with its unmatched Global Delivery Network capabilities, the quality of its client work and strength of its client relationships, as well as its reputation as a best-in-class employer. I look forward to building on that foundation and increasing Accenture’s domestic presence and leadership,” remarked Vashistha.

Vashistha holds an engineering degree from IIT Kanpur, a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Alberta and an M.B.A. from Arizona. The company informed that, Manglik, also the chairman of NASSCOM, has served as chairman and country managing director of Accenture India since September 2006.