Consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture has named Rekha Menon as its new India Chairperson. She would be the first woman to head the company’s operations. She would take over on August 21. She succeeds Avinash Vashistha who resigned in July.
Menon joined Accenture in 2004 and is presently Managing Director, Human Resources for Accenture’s growth markets and has been leading the development and execution of the company’s human capital strategy for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Russia, Turkey and Latin America.
Recognizing the growth potential of the emerging Indian economy, India has been designated as a strategic country for Accenture. As chairman, Rekha will play an active role in growing Accenture’s business and further strengthening the company’s presence in communities across India.
Accenture has been in the news recently for its progressive steps, including doing away with performance reviews for its employees.
Menon has over 24 years of industry experience, and has been consistently named as one of the most powerful women in business in India. A gold medalist from the XLRI School of Business, Rekha has active interests in hiking, long-distance cycling and photography. She lives in Bangalore with her husband and two children.