Accenture names Wayne Hull head of Digital for Sub-Saharan Africa

25 January 2017 Consultancy.uk

Accenture has hired Wayne Hull as Managing Director and Head of the firm's Digital practice for South and Sub-Saharan Africa. He is tasked with supporting the development of digital on the continent.

Prior to joining Accenture, Wayne Hull worked Sportradar as an Executive Advisor in Digital for just over a year, following four years at AGT International as a Senior Vice President of Sales & Partnerships. He was previously at Cisco, including the roles of Director and General Manager for the firm’s Gulf, UAE & Pakistan region. From 2001 until 2014 he worked at IBM, latterly as Head of Technology Group and prior to that as Head of Financial Services Consulting. He started at Accenture in 1995, rising to the role of Senior Manager.

Hull holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Industrial Sociology from the University of Cape Town and completed an executive course at Harvard Business School in the US.

Wayne Hull - Accenture

The appointment sees Hull join Accenture’s Digital practice for South and Sub-Saharan Africa as Managing Director. He is tasked with supporting the continents large and diverse demographic operate in an era of rapid digitalisation.

William Mzimba, Chief Executive of Accenture South Africa and Chairman of Accenture sub-Saharan Africa, says, “Hull is an exceptional leader with solid experience in the digital space, having advised a number of multinational companies on their digital strategies. We are pleased to have him on board. The market environment today is defined by change, and we are clearly operating in the midst of a technology revolution that is touching virtually every client in every industry around the world.”

Commenting on his new role, Hull states, “The number of South Africans – including the young population – accessing the Internet is growing and this presents opportunities for clients to unleash the power of digital, as well as deliver more meaningful customer experiences across all channels and segments. I am excited to be part of the Accenture team and look forward to helping clients to deliver on their digital strategies.”

According to a recent analysis by McKinsey & Company, a series of strategic investments could boost South Africa's annual economic output by an additional 1.1%, down the line accelerating the economic development and prosperity of the country.

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