Adam Warby Chairman

Adam is Senior Advisor and Member of European Portfolio Management Committee at KKR & Co. Inc. and CEO Emeritus of Avanade, created in 2000 as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft to combine deep industry and business expertise with the leading enterprise software platform.

As a founding member of Avanade, Adam has been instrumental in building the culture of the company which has grown to 29,000 professionals in 23 countries globally. In 2014, under Adam’s leadership, Avanade established its Corporate Citizenship mission “To help close the gender, income and technology gaps to enable women to better fulfill their potential”
Prior to assuming his current role, Adam served as General Manager and Senior Vice President for the company’s North American and European operations. As Executive Vice President, he also led Avanade’s global sales and marketing teams and set the vision and direction for Avanade solutions.
A true global citizen, Adam has lived in both Europe and North America, and has frequently traveled the globe visiting Avanade clients and regional offices.

Adam came to Avanade from Microsoft, where he was General Manager of the Midwest District, responsible for sales and support of Microsoft software throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Prior to this position, he was based Microsoft HQ as General Manager of Microsoft's Enterprise Services, responsible for implementing the strategy and plans for Microsoft's direct and partner services organizations.
Adam earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London. He also serves on the Board of SimCorp, a Danish publicly listed software and services business addressing the needs of the Global Investment and Asset Management industry.

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