Ambe Tierro will be taking the reins of Accenture in the Philippines after Lito Tayag retires in December. Effective Dec. 1, Tierro is the new country managing director of the professional services company in the country.
Tierro has been with the company for 32 years holding a variety of leadership roles, 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, and 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 and 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 Leo Framil, CEO for Growth Markets, Accenture. “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.”
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.
“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.”
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, 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). Lito 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, as well as 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.”