Jorge L. Benitez is Accenture’s chief executive of the United States and senior managing director of North America. He has primary responsibility for Accenture’s business and operations in North America, including developing and executing the company’s business strategy and driving its growth in the region.
Most recently, Mr. Benitez served as the chief operating officer for Products, the largest of Accenture’s five operating groups. In that role, which he held for five years, he led Accenture’s global business across a wide set of consumer-relevant industry groups, including: Automotive; Air, Freight & Travel Services; Consumer Goods & Services; Industrial Equipment; Infrastructure & Transportation Services; Life Sciences; and Retail. He has also served as the relationship lead for one of Accenture’s largest Products clients.
Mr. Benitez’s success in business and his contributions to the broader community have been recognized on a number of occasions. Hispanic Business Magazine recently named him to its “2011 Top 25 Corporate Elite” list and, in 2004, selected him as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States. He was also selected to the PODER Top 100 Influential Hispanics in 2011.
Mr. Benitez is a member of Business Roundtable, on the Board of the United States Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of Chief Executive 50. He is on the National Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a cause about which he feels personally passionate. Mr. Benitez is a member of the Accenture Diversity Council, has led Accenture’s Minority Mentoring Program, served as Accenture’s Global People Advocate, and was a member of the Accenture Foundation Board. Jorge is deeply involved in supporting STEM education and training through his service on the Education and Workforce Committee on the Business Roundtable, and as a board member of Change the Equation. Additionally, he is a Board member of The Business-Higher Education Forum.
Mr. Benitez graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in accounting. He and his wife, an accomplished engineer, live in Miami with their three children.