Accenture appoints Ambe Tierro country managing director for the Philippines

Accenture has appointed Ambe Tierro as country managing director for the Philippines, effective December 1. Lito Tayag, the current country managing director, will retire from Accenture at the end of December, after 20 years of service.

Tayag has led Accenture’s business in the Philippines for the past 12 years. During his two decades at Accenture, he has played key roles in driving country strategy and initiatives, building and growing client accounts, developing industry and technology capabilities, and promoting global visibility for the Philippines Delivery Center.

As an industry leader, Tayag has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), as well as served on the boards of Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), and the Makati Business Club (MBC).

Ambe Tierro has been named the country managing director for the Philippines effective December 1.
Ambe Tierro has been named the country managing director for the Philippines effective December 1.

Tayag has been a tireless advocate for Accenture’s corporate citizenship programs in the Philippines, including improving education for and upskilling the next generation of Filipino talent and driving collaborations to help alleviate hunger and improve people’s livelihoods. He has overseen all of the company’s community efforts across Southeast Asia.

“I would like to thank Lito for his dedicated leadership and two decades of commitment to caring for our clients and our people,” said Leo Framil, Accenture’s CEO for Growth Markets. “We deeply value his contributions to driving the country strategy and initiatives, serving and growing clients, developing industry and technology capabilities, and stewarding the growth of the Philippines Delivery Center—and his passion for community causes inside and outside the Philippines has been inspiring. We are grateful for his continued support as we make this leadership transition, and I wish him all the best for the future.”

Ambe’s extensive experience in enabling the technology-led transformation agenda for many of our clients across the globe, combined with her in-market experience and strategic industry relationships, makes her the right choice to lead our business in the Philippines

Leo Framil, Accenture CEO for Growth Markets

For more than 30 years, Tierro has held a variety of leadership roles at Accenture in the Philippines, building talent and innovation capabilities and steering growth strategy. She currently leads the Accenture Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in the Philippines, overseeing its operations, growth and talent agenda, and will continue in this position as she assumes her new country managing director role.

Tierro has led large-scale projects for clients in the Communications, Media & Technology industries, and was instrumental in driving Accenture’s delivery innovation and industrialization program. A strong advocate of equality in the workplace, she was a global Accenture Technology Inclusion & Diversity sponsor, and as a member of the Global Accenture Corporate Citizenship Council, she advises on the technology strategy for programs such as Skills to Succeed.

“Ambe’s extensive experience in enabling the technology-led transformation agenda for many of our clients across the globe, combined with her in-market experience and strategic industry relationships, makes her the right choice to lead our business in the Philippines,” said Framil.

“I am confident that her leadership track record, passion for people, and commitment to inclusion will further build growth momentum and strengthen the 360-degree value that we create for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.”

“In my time at Accenture, I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the best minds across the globe, both inside the company and among our clients,” said Tierro. “I’ve also had the privilege of leading a team of experts who know how to come together to deliver innovation at scale. I look forward to working closely with the leadership team for the Philippines and with our clients as they navigate their compressed transformation journeys.”

Tierro holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the De La Salle University in the Philippines. A passionate advocate of promoting STEM among women, she is an active member of the Filipina CEO Circle, the Management Association of the Philippines, and the Makati Business Club.

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