New York: Accenture has announced the appointment of Omar Abbosh as chief strategy officer. He succeeds Shawn Collinson, who will retire from the company. These changes are effective from March 1, 2015. Abbosh, 48, is currently senior managing director — Growth & Strategy for the company's Resources operating group, with responsibility for shaping the operating group's strategy, including acquisition activities as well as joint ventures with clients in the smart grid space. He is also responsible for several of Accenture's industry business services, including Accenture Smart Grid Services and Accenture Energy Consumer Services. As chief strategy officer, Abbosh will oversee all aspects of the company's strategy and lead its Growth & Strategy organization. He will join Accenture's Global Management Committee.