Wayne Hull leads Accenture Digital for Sub-Saharan Africa

26 January 2017 Consultancy.africa 2 min. read
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Former General Manager at Cisco, Wayne Hull, has been appointed as Managing Director at Accenture for the region of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Hull will head the firm’s Digital Practice in the region.

As the digital arena expands across the world, one market that cries out potential is that of Africa, where digital adoption is rampant but the applications of technology remain relatively under-developed. As a result, a number of international consulting firms, particularly those with a digital arm, are ramping up their operations in the region.

To this end, Accenture has appointed a new Head of their Digital Practice for SSA in the form of Wayne Hull. Hull joins the firm from Sportradar, where he spent a one-year stint as an executive advisor for their digital practice. The appointment represents a return to Accenture for Hull, who began his career at the firm in 1995, ascending to the position of Senior Manager by 2001. 

After his first stint at Accenture, Hull joined IBM in South Africa at an executive level, first as Head of their Financial Services Consulting for two years, and then as Head of the Technology Group for a one-year period. Hull then moved on to Cisco, where he took up the position of Director and General Manager for the Gulf, UAE, and Pakistan. From Cisco, he moved to AGT International, where he spent three years as Senior Vice-President for Sales and Partnerships. 

Wayne Hull

Hull completed a Bachelors of Social Science with Honours in Industrial Sociology from the University of Cape Town in 1993. He has also been awarded a degree from the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. 

Commenting on the appointment, CEO of Accenture South Africa and Chairman of SSA, William Mzimba said, “Hull is an exceptional leader with solid experience in the digital space, having advised a number of multinational companies on their digital strategies. We are pleased to have him on board. The market environment today is defined by change, and we are clearly operating in the midst of a technology revolution that is touching virtually every client in every industry around the world.” 

Hull himself said, “The number of South Africans – including the young population – accessing the Internet is growing and this presents opportunities for clients to unleash the power of digital, as well as deliver more meaningful customer experiences across all channels and segments. I am excited to be part of the Accenture team and look forward to helping clients to deliver on their digital strategies.”