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EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES RICHARD LUMB / ACCENTURE
As far as earning the distinction of “firm
veteran” status goes, it doesn’t get any
more dyed in the wool than Accenture’s
Richard Lumb. He helped the firm diversify into management consultant in the
1980s and 1990s.
Today Lumb oversees the growth
and strategy of Accenture Consulting,
whose more than 40,000 consultants
serve clients across 40 industries. He’s
also responsible for all of Accenture’s
services for the global financial services
industry and setting the overall business
strategy for Accenture Consulting.
You might think someone who accom-
plished so much with Accenture before
the Internet era would be content to rest
on their laurels, but not Richard Lumb.
Over the last 12 months alone he’s
had a hand in some major efforts and
research, such as “Launching our dedicated blockchain technology practice,
which has involved partnering with pioneers in blockchain technology… we are
working with clients to achieve breakthrough cost savings by embracing this
technology and there is huge transformational potential in this area.
Also developing our Fin Tech Innovation Lab programs—particularly in London. It brings together fintech start-ups
with the leading banks and allows us to