Accenture creates new role of country MD following Menon’s retirement

This is one of the changes that the professional services company has made to its leadership in India following the superannuation of Rekha Menon, senior MD and chairperson


Accenture has created a new role of country managing director. The professional services company has chosen Ajay Vij to essay that role. This is just one of the changes that have been made to the leadership of the company in India.

Rekha Menon, senior managing director and chairperson, Accenture, India, will superannuate on 30 June, 2023, after a long, successful and almost two-decade tenure at the firm.

Her duties will now be split into two roles — country managing director, and lead – India market unit. While Ajay Vij will be playing the fomer role, Sandeep Dutta will be playing the latter.

Expressing how fortunate she has been to have had the opportunity to be associated with Accenture, Rekha Menon, an alumna of XLRI Jamshedpur, admits in her LinkedIn post, “It’s all of us collectively who have built this place”. She joins Leonardo Framil, CEO – Accenture, growth markets, in “congratulating Ajay Vij and Sandeep Dutta on their new roles, and wish them all the best as they shoulder this new responsibility together.”

Framil refers to Menon as “the embodiment of grace, humility, humour, intelligence and grit”, going on to say, “Not only has she been instrumental in building Accenture’s presence in India and elsewhere across our Growth Markets, she leaves a bright, indelible mark on our communities and on our employees”.

Vij, who is currently lead – corporate services and sustainability, will now also focus on the firm’s key priorities. An alumnus of the Oberoi School of Management, Vij has been with Accenture since 2006.

Sandeep Dutta, currently India sales lead, will now be responsible for driving business and operations in the domestic market, working closely with business communities locally.

Having completed his engineering from Mangalore University and an MBA from the International Management Institute, Dutta joined Accenture in 2008, as managing director for Accenture’s resources practice in India. By 2020, he became market unit – India sales lead.

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