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Andre Hughes Global Managing Director, Accenture Cisco Business Group Managing Director, US Human Capital & Diversity Andre Hughes is the Global Managing Director of the newly formed Accenture Cisco Business Group. In addition, Andre is the visionary leader of Accenture's human capital, inclusion and diversity, and corporate citizenship actions and results in the United States. In this key role, he stewards a team and strategy committed to advancing our mission and vision of developing globally responsible leaders; shaping proactive strategies that improve our human capital effectiveness and help deliver our business strategy; and enable Accenture to be known internally and externally for excellence in leadership development, inclusion and diversity, and corporate citizenship. A 20-year veteran of Accenture after years of service with other multinational companies, Andre has held roles of increasing responsibility. He initially joined Accenture as an experienced consultant in the Network Solutions practice ­ where he worked his way up to Partner, over a course of 10 years in leadership positions spanning the Finance, Government and Communications industries. Andre was instrumental in growing Network Solutions from two dozen employees to more than 1,200 consultants. An innovator, Andre accelerated as a Partner by identifying a new market that focused on Network Transformation opportunities for telecommunications companies ­ an untapped area that showed great promise for growing Accenture's bottom line. As part of his five-year tenure as the Global Managing Partner, Andre and his team grew this practice to more than $500 million in sales and revenue per annum. He went on to become Client Group Managing Partner for the Communications and High Tech (CHT) Central US portfolio. Most recently, Andre was the CHT North America Managing Partner for Consulting, where he directed business strategy, and business and market development initiatives focused on growth and personnel development. As a complement to his professional achievements, Andre is actively involved in the community and serves on the Boards of the Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago; the Accenture Foundation; the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University; and the Chicago Urban League; and Sigma Pi Phi. In addition, he is a member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee; an adviser to the Women's Vision Foundation in Denver; and advisor to Teen Living; and an advisor to the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE). Most recently, he founded and serves as the Executive Director for Powered by Action ­ a nonprofit organization focused on building next Generation Villages. A member of the US Executive Leadership team, Andre enjoys gardening and spending time with his family. He is an alumnus of Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in Engineering; he also earned an MBA in Finance from Chicago University. ###

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