Accenture Goes with a Veteran

Says the giant consultant's newly named CEO William Green: We need to be relevant to our clients, and what's relevant changes

Accenture is emphasizing continuity over change. On Apr. 8, the world's largest consulting firm named as its new CEO William D. Green, a 26-year Accenture veteran and its current chief operating officer. Green, 50, will take over on Sept. 1 from Joe W. Forehand, who'll stay on as chairman of the $12 billion firm while relinquishing his chief exec slot.

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