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- Julie Sweet joins the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees
- The Board of Trustees is the guardian of the World Economic Forum's mission and values
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Geneva, Switzerland, 4 February 2021 – The Chief Executive Officer of Accenture, Julie Sweet, will join the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum. Sweet’s track record of success and commitment to enhancing gender diversity in business will greatly contribute to strengthening the Forum in its mission of improving the state of the world.
The Board of Trustees, the highest governing body of the World Economic Forum, is responsible for its strategy and advancing its values. As a reflection of its multistakeholder status, membership is divided equally between representatives of the business community and leaders from government, international organizations and civil society.
“The World Economic Forum is delighted to welcome Julie Sweet to its Board of Trustees. We look forward to working with her to deliver on the Forum’s commitment to advancing stakeholder capitalism and contributing to more resilient and equitable societies,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
“Collaboration between the world’s governments, businesses, civil society and cultural leaders has never been more critical,” said Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture. “I am honoured to join the board of the World Economic Forum and help advance its work to find shared and actionable solutions to our most pressing issues while shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.”
Julie Sweet is CEO of Accenture and serves on the company’s board of directors. Prior to becoming CEO in 2019, she served as CEO of Accenture’s business in North America and as Accenture’s general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for five years. Before joining Accenture in 2010, Sweet was a partner for 10 years in the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Outside Accenture, Sweet is a leader on topics that include innovation, technology’s impact on business, and inclusion and diversity. She serves on the board of directors for the Business Roundtable, where she is Chair of its Technology Committee. She also serves on the board of directors for Catalyst.
As of 3 February 2021, the Members of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum are:
Klaus SCHWAB* Chairman of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum
Peter BRABECK-LETMATHE* Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum, Chairman Emeritus, Nestlé SA, Switzerland
H.M. Queen Rania AL ABDULLAH of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Mukesh AMBANI Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries, India
Marc R. BENIOFF‡ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, USA
Thomas BUBERL Chief Executive Officer, AXA, France
Mark CARNEY‡ Finance Adviser on the 26th Conference of the Parties to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Laurence FINK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, USA
Chrystia FREELAND Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Canada
Orit GADIESH** Chairman, Bain & Company, USA
Kristalina GEORGIEVA Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC
Fabiola GIANOTTI‡ Director-General, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Al GORE Vice-President of the United States (1993-2001); Chairman and Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management LLP, USA
Herman GREF Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Sberbank, Russia
Angel GURRÍA Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
André S. HOFFMANN*‡ Non-Executive Vice-Chairman, Roche Holding Ltd., Switzerland
Paula INGABIRE Minister of Information Communication Technology and Innovation of Rwanda
Christine LAGARDE President, European Central Bank
Jack MA Alibaba Board of Directors, Alibaba Group, People's Republic of China
Peter MAURER President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Switzerland
Luis Alberto MORENO** President, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC (2005-2020)
Patrice MOTSEPE Founder and Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals, South Africa
L. Rafael REIF President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
David M. RUBENSTEIN Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, Carlyle Group, USA
Mark SCHNEIDER Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé, Switzerland
Tharman SHANMUGARATNAM Senior Minister, Singapore
Jim Hagemann SNABE*‡ Chairman, Supervisory Board, Siemens AG, Germany; Chairman, A.P. Møller-Maersk, Denmark
Julie SWEET Chief Executive Officer, Accenture, Ireland
Feike SYBESMA**‡ Honorary Chairman, Royal DSM, Netherlands
Heizo TAKENAKA** Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy of Japan (2002-2006)
Min ZHU* President, National Institute of Financial Research, People’s Republic of China
* Member of the Governing Board
** Member of the Audit & Risk Committee
‡ Member of the Impact Committee
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