World Economic Forum appoints new member to Board of TrusteesFebruary 4, 2021
- Julie Sweet joins the World Economic Forum Board of Trustees
- The Board of Trusteesis the guardian of the World Economic Forum’s mission and values
GENEVA, Switzerland – 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 multi stakeholder status, WEF has divided equally its membership between representatives of the business community and leaders from government, international organizations and civil society.
The World Economic Forum, said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, welcomed 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.”
“Collaboration between the world’s governments, businesses and cultural leaders has never been more critical,” said Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture. “I am honored 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.”
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. She also served 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.