William Green was Executive Chairman of Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, from 2011 through January 2013, and served as Accenture’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from September 2004 through December 2010. Mr. Green was a Director of Accenture from 2001 through January 2013. Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Green was Accenture’s Chief Operating Officer-Client Services with overall management responsibility for the company’s operating groups. In addition, he served as Group Chief Executive of the Communications & High Tech operating group from 1999 to 2003. He was also Group Chief Executive of the Resources operating group for two years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Green led the Manufacturing industry group and was Managing Director for Accenture’s business in the United States. He joined Accenture in 1977 and became a partner in 1986. Mr. Green is a Director of EMC Corporation. Mr. Green is also a frequent speaker at business, technology and academic forums worldwide.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
As former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Accenture plc, Mr. Green has substantial sales, marketing, finance, manufacturing, technology and accounting experience, broad international business exposure and an extensive knowledge of government regulation and public policy. This experience enables Mr. Green to provide the Company with effective leadership in the conduct of its business as a leading financial intelligence company serving the financial services, business information, and global capital and commodity markets, including in connection with the numerous technology issues that the Company faces. As a former member of Business Roundtable, Mr. Green is able to provide the Company with valuable guidance in its business as a global provider of benchmarks and analytics for the global capital and commodity markets.