January 11, 2019 / 1:09 PM / 11 days ago

Accenture CEO steps down due to health reasons

FILE PHOTO: Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme leaves after the "Tech for Good" Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

(Reuters) - Accenture Plc’s (ACN.N) Chief Executive Officer Pierre Nanterme is stepping down due to health reasons, the consulting and outsourcing company said on Friday.

Chief Financial Officer David Rowland will serve as the interim CEO, Accenture said in a statement.

Nanterme, who took the helm in January 2011, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016.

Rowland will be replaced by KC McClure, who currently heads Accenture’s finance operations.

The company said there would be no change to its business outlook for the second quarter and full fiscal year 2019.

Reporting by Akanksha Rana in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emmanuel and Shinjini Ganguli

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