Accenture recruits four managing directors from the Big Four

19 September 2021 2 min. read
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Accenture has enlisted four new managing directors across its offices in Sydney and Melbourne, with all four arriving from a Big Four and financial services background.

The freshly hired quartet – Galia Jenshel, Figen Mizrak, Mike Jones, and Kylee Anastasi – all arrive from senior roles at Deloitte and PwC. Together, they bring more than 65 years of management consulting experience to the firm, covering in particular financial services and risk advisory.

Galia Jenshel

Joining Accenture in Melbourne as a managing director in July, Jenshel has a consulting background dating back to 1998, when she joined EY on the completion of a psychology degree at the University of Western Australia. Since then she has spent time as a consultant at PwC, IBM and NAB, and most recently as a partner in Deloitte’s risk advisory division.

Galia Jenshel, Figen Mizrak, Mike Jones, and Kylee Anastasi - Accenture

Figen Mizrak

Mizrak also joins the firm from Deloitte, where she has served as director in the firm’s Financial Service Tech Strategy & Innovation wing for the past two and a half years. Previously she spent four years at PwC, rising to senior manager, before which she was a management consultant at German firm Consileon. Earlier in her career, she spent close to a decade with Citi.

Mike Jones

Recruited to head up Accenture’s credit risk and collections service business, Jones joins from Deloitte, where he has been a partner since the firm’s purchase of Connected Analytics in 2018, a company he co-founded five years earlier. Previously, Jones spent close to two decades with a number of banks and financial services organisations in the UK, Asia and Australia, including ANZ and HSBC.

Kylee Anastasi

Anastasi crosses after more than a decade with PwC in Washington and Sydney, the latter office where she was made partner. Prior to PwC, Anastasi served as a consultant with the World Bank, before which she spent three years at Ernst & Young. A commerce graduate of the University of Melbourne, she has also held roles at Goldman Sachs and as a senior analyst for the Victorian government.

“We are growing our financial services practice with distinctive, smart, energetic and courageous talent,” said Accenture managing director Anthony James in a recent LinkedIn post, with James joining from Strategy&’s partnership earlier this year. “Accenture boasts the world’s deepest technology and operations capability and it’s so exciting to see our contemporary consulting capability going so quickly from strength to strength.”