Inspirefest 2017

Omar Abbosh

Chief strategy officer, Accenture

Omar Abbosh is Accenture’s chief strategy officer. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s strategy, innovation programmes and investments. In this role, Abbosh also has management responsibility for Accenture’s Dublin Centre for Innovation, security, ventures and acquisitions, industry programmes, research and corporate citizenship. He is a member of Accenture’s global executive and global management committees.

Before being appointed to his current position in March 2015, Abbosh held several management roles including senior managing director (MD) for growth and strategy, resources operating group; MD of the resources business in the UK and Ireland; MD of global utilities; MD of Accenture Smart Grid Services and also of Energy Consumer Services.

He has served as the global client lead for leading multinational companies, where he advised client executives on major strategic issues for their businesses; for example, bringing and scaling digital innovation into the enterprise, operating model transformation, leadership development, mergers and acquisitions, capital allocation and investment management.  He served for 10 years on the Global Energy Board chaired by Lord Browne of Madingley.

Abbosh joined Accenture in 1989 and became a partner in 1998. He holds a degree in electronic engineering from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD.