Mauro Macchi succeeds Fabio Benasso as Accenture Italy CEO

11 June 2021 2 min. read
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Accenture’s current strategy and consulting lead for Europe Mauro Macchi is set to become CEO of Accenture Italy on September 1st – replacing 35-year company veteran Fabio Benasso.

An expansive new mandate: Macchi joins Accenture’s Global Management Committee, and will also take over as managing director of Accenture’s Italy, Central Europe and Greece (ICEG) practice. This adds on to his responsibilities as a director on the board of Accenture Foundation Italy, which aims to optimise and transform the country’s non-profit sector.

Macchi takes charge of a 17,000-strong practice, spread across 20+ locations and centers of excellence in Italy – key financial centres of Milan, Rome and Naples included. He is well equipped for the new challenge, with a 15-year Accenture career behind him – spanning top roles including financial services lead and strategy lead for the firm’s Europe practice.

Mauro Macchi and Fabio Benasso, Accenture

Per an Accenture statement, Macchi played a pivotal role in bringing Accenture’s global end-to-end managed services offering to Europe – a move that delivered a notable boost across the organisation. 

And he replaces a top leader: “Fabio Benasso is integral to Accenture's success over the past 35 years. Since 2006 he has led Accenture in Italy and in other countries of the European continent, achieving significant results that have allowed the company to establish itself as a market leader,” read the statement. 

A products specialist, Benasso has been involved in large scale transformation programmes across Italy’s business environment – and is a member of key business associations such as Assolombarda, Confindustria. He is also president of the Sustainability Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy.

Benasso will remain an integral part of Accenture after vacating the Italy CEO role – set to become advisor to Accenture’s global CEO Julie Sweet as of September 1st. He will also stay on as a member of the Global Management Committee. 

For Macchi, the future is about continuing a stellar growth trajectory at Accenture Italy. The firm recently invested €360 million in enhancing the work experience across its key Italian offices – labeled the Forward building programme – and made two strategic Italian acquisitions in quick succession last year: regulatory consultancy Nike Group, and tech integrator PLM Systems

Macchi’s position as strategy and consulting lead for Europe will be filled by UK-based Stephanie Jamison – currently Accenture’s global utilities lead supporting broad-based energy transitions and transformations in Europe and around the world. She also takes on her new role on September 1st.