In a significant leadership transition, Shaheen Sayed, the current UKI technology head at Accenture, is set to take over as the lead for the UK and Ireland operations on September 1.
Sayed's appointment follows Simon Eaves' three-year tenure as the UKI lead, as he moves on to assume the role of Accenture's North America strategy and consulting lead.
With an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Sayed has been at the forefront of technology and business transformations, driving innovation and pioneering new market technologies across diverse sectors such as banking, capital markets, telecommunications, and healthcare.
Her extensive experience and expertise have positioned her as a trusted advisor to clients seeking to navigate the complexities of digital disruption and embrace cutting-edge solutions. During her tenure as Accenture's UKI technology head, Sayed also assumed responsibility for overseeing the firm's health and public sector business in the region.
Under her guidance, Accenture has provided groundbreaking solutions in health, tax, welfare, justice, defense, and policing, making a tangible impact on the lives of citizens and transforming the way public services are delivered.
Sayed's exemplary leadership and accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. She will be joining the esteemed Global Management Committee, a testament to her exceptional capabilities and contributions to Accenture.
In her new role, she will not only lead the UK and Ireland sectors and services but also collaborate closely with Accenture's inspiring talent pool, clients, and ecosystem partners to drive innovation, foster growth, and deliver tangible results.
Beyond her professional achievements, Sayed is also recognized as a thought leader and champion of inclusive company cultures and talent. As a guest professor for the London School of Economics global masters program, she shares her wealth of knowledge and insights, shaping the minds of future leaders in the digital age.
Her commitment to diversity and inclusion has been acknowledged globally, earning her the prestigious title of "Woman of the Year" at the 2020 Women in IT Awards and inclusion among the Financial Times' top ten worldwide ethnic minority leaders.
Expressing her excitement and gratitude upon her appointment, Sayed remarked, "I am honored to be appointed as the lead for Accenture in the UK and Ireland and look forward to working with all our inspiring people, clients, and ecosystem partners. I've enjoyed working with Simon for years, and I'm delighted to lead and build our firm. Our clients face more change than ever and need breakthrough technologies to alter their businesses."
Sayed's ascension to the role of UKI lead signals a new chapter for Accenture's operations in the region.
With her visionary leadership, extensive experience, and commitment to innovation, she is poised to lead Accenture UKI toward new heights, helping clients navigate the ever-evolving business landscape and harness the power of breakthrough technologies to thrive in a world of constant change.