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McKinsey & Co Insights

Please see below selected recent intelligence about McKinsey & Co.



April 2016




Boston Consulting Group Insights

Please see below selected intelligence about Boston Consulting Group.


June 2016



  • Boston Consulting Group announced a partnership with startup accelerator, MassChallenge. The two firms will collaborate to connect BCG's clients with leading startups in the US, the UK, and Israel. MassChallenge will help BCG support the digital transformations of its clients across industries and give insights into the latest trends and innovations. BCG staff will take part in judging and mentoring MassChallenge startups and will participate in MassChallenge innovation workshops, its Global Bridge Summit, and other events with startups throughout the year.




IBM Insights

Please see below selected recent external intelligence about IBM.


June 2016






Accenture Insights

June 2016



  • Debra A. Polishook has been appointed Group Chief Executive, Accenture Operations. She succeeds Michael J. Salvino, who will retire and join Carrick Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled businesses. Accenture has also named Manish Sharma as Group Operating Officer, Accenture Operations, succeeding Polishook. The changes are effective 1 September 2016. Polishook, is currently Group Operating Officer for Accenture Operations, one of the firm’s five businesses with more than $7 billion in annual revenues and 100,000 staff globally. Polishook will also join the company’s Global Management Committee. Sharma, based in Bangalore, India, is currently Senior Managing Director, Global Delivery & Solution Development for Accenture Operations. Sharma will continue as a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Council.







KPMG Insights

June 2016  


KPMG appointed Darren Burton as Vice Chair, Human Resources. Burton succeeds Bruce Pfau, who is retiring from the Vice Chair role after 12 years. Pfau will join the firm’s Advisory practice in a senior consulting role. Burton joins KPMG from Raytheon Company, where he most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources and Security for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services Company. Prior to Raytheon, Burton held senior HR positions at Williams Lea, IBM, the Campbell Soup and DuPont. 



The union representing more than 4,500 government financial officers has lodged two formal complaints of professional misconduct against KPMG over its work in setting up offshore tax structures on the Isle of Man. The Association of Canadian Financial Officers wants the Ontario and Quebec chapters of the self-regulating Chartered Professional Accountants, or CPA, to assess KPMG's behaviour against the profession's code of conduct, bylaws and regulations.