Accenture PLC, a global management consulting and professional services company, has appointed Wei Zhu, formerly managing director of Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE), as chairman and geographic unit managing director for Accenture Greater China, effective January 1, 2018.
In Zhu’s role as Chairman, he will be responsible to lead Accenture’s overall business and operations in Greater China and will leverage local, regional and global capabilities, according to a company announcement. He succeeds Chuan Neo Chong, who will continue to work with Zhu during transition.
Zhu has 30 years of experience in management consulting, private equity, investment banking and industrial management, primarily in Greater China and Asia. Prior to Accenture, he was managing director, global co-head of SCPE, leading the firm’s investment and operations in Greater China and Northeast Asia. Before that, he held managing director roles at CVC Capital and Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Ltd.
“Wei’s tremendous experience throughout Asia － including 30 years in management consulting, private equity, investment banking and industrial management – makes him a great choice to lead our business in Greater China,” said Gianfranco Casati, Accenture’s group chief executive.
“As chairman of Accenture Greater China, Wei will oversee Accenture’s long-term commitment of helping Chinese companies to continuously improve, globalize and expand as well as create jobs in growth sectors such as digital technology and product and process modernization,” Casati added.
Accenture has been operating in Greater China for more than 30 years and serves a wide variety of companies in the region, from state-owned entities to private enterprises and multinationals.