BW Most Influential Woman Of India: Rekha M Menon, Chairman & Senior MD, Accenture India
Rekha M. Menon is the Chairman and Senior Managing Director at Accenture in India. In this role, she is responsible for building Accenture's business, strengthening Accenture’s position in our communities, and enhancing the profile of Accenture in India. She oversees the integration of Accenture’s overall growth strategy with our long-term vision for the country.
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A thought leader, an active voice for social causes and an industry influencer, Rekha is responsible for forging and maintaining Accenture’s relationships with key external stakeholders. Some of her external positions include – Nasscom’s National Executive Council, American Chamber of Commerce in India’s (Amcham) National Executive Board. She is also on the Board of Governors at XLRI School of Business.
Rekha joined Accenture in 2004, and since then held several strategic and leadership roles - her last two roles were - as the lead for Geographic Operations for India, ASEAN and APAC Delivery centres, and Human Resources lead for Accenture’s Growth Markets. A gold medalist from the XLRI School of Business, she has more than 25 years of experience - as an entrepreneur at Talisma Corporation and Aditi Services; and on assignments with and on executive management teams of Levis, Cargill and Akzo Nobel.
Rekha is actively engaged in Accenture's Inclusion and Diversity and Corporate Citizenship initiatives - an active advocate of giving back to society and improving the way the world lives, she champions her support for society through her association with not-for-profit organizations—Pratham Books and Akshara Foundation.
A driving force behind Accenture’s social impact initiative under Skills to Succeed, by the end of 2020, Accenture will equip more than 3 million people globally with the skills to get a job or build a business, and through Tech4Good, we will continue to invest in technology innovation that makes a meaningful difference to the lives of the underprivileged.
An active hiking and cycling enthusiast, Rekha is also a voracious reader. She lives in Bangalore, India.