Accenture has appointed Andrew Levy to serve as the firm’s first Chief Corporate & Government Affairs Officer. The newly created role will see the Chicago-based executive leading the firm’s geopolitical strategic analysis as well as its global government relations functions, while overseeing the 721,000-person company’s global network of advisors and external strategists. Levy will report to General Counsel Joel Unruch, working closely with the Dublin-based company’s board of directors and global management committee.
“Assessing geopolitical trends and working effectively with governments and thought leaders around the world has never been more important,” said Unruch. “Andrew’s international experience and political and legal background make him perfectly suited for this new and extremely important role.”
Since joining the firm in 2012, Levy has held multiple leadership roles in Accenture’s legal department, having most recently served as a general counsel for growth markets, based in Hong Kong and Singapore, leading a team of 1,500 legal professionals in 18 countries. Levy previously served as associate general counsel for the APAC region, based in Hong Kong. Earlier in his tenure, Levy held a managing director position in the global corporate investigations practice, leading a team focused on investigating allegations of employee misconduct and compliance violations.
Before joining Accenture, Levy worked as an attorney at law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, as well as serving for three years as deputy general counsel in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Levy earned a law degree from Boston College in 2001.
“Super excited to take this newly created role as Accenture's Chief Corporate & Government Affairs Officer. Grateful to all my friends and colleagues in Hong Kong and Singapore, where I’ve called home for the past many years, and to our entire, amazingly talented Growth Markets team,” Levy said in a LinkedIn post. “No doubt we will stay connected as I turn to focusing on the geopolitical and social issues impacting our people, clients, and partners, and leading our government relations teams around the world.”