Unmesh Pawar to quit Accenture


Pawar joined Accenture in early 2001, as general manager HR, when it had only 70,000 employees globally.

Unmesh Pawar, global HR head for Accenture’s Products Operating Group, is on his way out. The Products Operating Group serves clients in the consumer goods & services, air, freight, travel services; automotive; industrial equipment; infrastructure & transportation services; life sciences; and retail industries.

Pawar’s last day at Accenture will be March 31, according to his Facebook post— “My next big adventure am sure is lurking somewhere around the corner in the interim. I will continue to use my learnings to coach leaders, startups and enable corporates to build their human capital capabilities.”

Pawar joined Accenture in early 2001, as general manager HR, when it had only 70,000 employees globally. In the last 17 years, the Company has grown to 435k people across 200 cities and so has Pawar.

In his current role, Pawar has helped businesses build differentiated capabilities in the marketplace by designing and deploying complex talent strategies, acquisition and talent management practices on a global scale.

Prior to this Pawar had overall responsibility for designing and deploying Accenture’s talent acquisition strategy to meet the talent growth needs for all businesses globally across the 59 countries. In this role, he partnered with senior business runners, HR leaders and his teams to deploy fit-for-purpose, innovative market-leading talent acquisition interventions.

Between 2009 and 2014, Pawar served as managing director-HR for the Accenture operations growth platform (60k employees globally). In this role, he led the talent transformation to build differentiated market capabilities for the business with strong industry focus, whilst ensuring all-time high employee engagement, retention and consistently being voted an employer of choice in the industry.

As the talent management lead for Accenture in India, during 2007–2009, he founded the talent management function for India, thereby accelerating the journey of the human capital strategy for India market, leadership development, capability building & inclusion and diversity to institutionalise a talent multiplier culture in the organisation.

Prior to Accenture, between 1994 and 2001, he worked with two companies – Mastek and Tata Share Registry.


  1. Sir, your exit will be a big loss for Accenture. The role you have played in transformation journey of HR is really impressive. We all look ahead to young leaders like you for road ahead. Wishing you huge success in your journey ahead. Regards

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