New York (April 12, 2004) -- Accenture has named long-time partner and chief operating officer for client services William D. Green to succeed Joe W. Forehand as chief executive officer.

The news comes just weeks after the company announced that Forehand would relinquish his CEO post in September but would stay on as chairman. Forehand, 55, has served as CEO since November of 1999. He led the firm through its transition from Andersen Consulting to Accenture following its August 2000 divorce from Arthur Andersen and Andersen Worldwide, and saw it through its initial public offering in 2001.

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