Accenture's Zahra Bahrololoumi joins Salesforce as CEO UK&I

20 January 2021 1 min. read
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Salesforce has named Zahra Bahrololoumi as its new Chief Executive Officer for the UK and Ireland. She joins from Accenture, and commences her new role at the beginning of March.

At Accenture, Bahrololoumi is a Senior Managing Director and was until recently the Head of its Technology division in the UK and Ireland. In the role, she led the firm’s digital consultants and technologists providing application, technology delivery and platform services to its clients across all industry groups. 

Bahrololoumi has been with the global consulting firm and technology provider for 22 years, previously serving as the Technology Consulting Lead for its Resources practice, the Human Capital & Diversity Lead for UK & Ireland, and Head of the Shell account in the United Kingdom, among others.

Zahra Bahrololoumi, Chief Executive Officer UK & Ireland, Salesforce

“We are delighted to have appointed a business leader with the industry breadth and depth that Zahra will bring to the company,” said Gavin Patterson, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Salesforce. “She's an extraordinary executive with a passion for using technology to transform organisations and improve the state of our world. I look forward to her leading our UK & Ireland business through its next stage of growth.”

At Salesforce, Bahrololoumi has been tasked with continuing the company’s strong growth. Strong demand from customers in the UK & Ireland contributed to a more than 36% increase in Salesforce revenues in the EMEA region for the latest reporting period, and over the next two years the US-listed software giant expects to create over 1,000 new jobs domestically.

“I am excited to join a company with such an incredible track record of driving success for its customers,” said Bahrololoumi. “Salesforce provides outstanding technology to help businesses digitally transform and there is a unique opportunity for Salesforce to accelerate its growth in the UK and Ireland.” 

Meanwhile, at Accenture, Bahrololoumi’s shoes have been filled in by another female leader: Shaheen Sayed.