Rekha M Menon is the Chairman and Managing Director of Accenture in India, responsible for building Accenture’s business and further strengthening the company’s presence in communities across India. She is also responsible for Accenture’s institutional relationships with public authorities and industry associations. She continues to be engaged in Accenture’s Inclusion and Diversity and Corporate Citizenship initiatives. Ms. Menon joined Accenture in 2004 and in her previous roles led Geographic Operations for India, ASEAN and APAC Delivery for Accenture and Human Resources for Accenture’s Growth Markets. Before joining Accenture, she has been part of executive management teams at Talisma Corporation, Levis Strauss, Akzo Nobel and Cargill Inc. Ms. Menon has over 24 years of industry experience. A gold medalist from the XLRI School of Business, she now serves on their board of governors. She also is a board member of Pratham Books and Akshara Foundation (not for profits, working with underprivileged children). She lives in Bangalore and has active interests in hiking and long-distance cycling.