Julie Sweet is chair and chief executive officer of Accenture. She became CEO in September 2019 and assumed the additional position of chair in September 2021. Previously, Julie served as chief executive officer of Accenture’s business in North America, the company’s largest geographic market. Prior to that, she was Accenture’s general counsel, secretary, and chief compliance officer for five years. Before joining Accenture in 2010, Julie was a partner for 10 years in the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Julie serves on the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees and represents Accenture in a number of external venues, including serving on the board of directors of the Business Roundtable, where she chairs the Technology Committee. Julie is also on the board of directors for Catalyst and the board of trustees for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities—Bridges from School to Work. In 2020, she was named number one on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list. Julie holds a bachelor of arts degree from Claremont McKenna College and a juris doctor from Columbia Law School.