Smriti Kirubanandan takes over as managing director at Accenture

Kirubanandan was recently awarded a British Royal Society of Arts fellowship for her social impact in the US

Kirubanandan had earlier won the British Royal Society of Arts fellowship for her impact-driven work / Royal society of Arts

Indian American public health executive Smriti Kirubanandan took on the role of managing director in Accenture’s healthcare practice.

Announcing the appointment in a message on LinkedIn, Kirubanandan expressed her excitement to join a leadership that values kindness, expansiveness, and believes in the power of equity and unity.

In her message, Kirubanandan highlighted the role of individuals as “value creators, architects of change, and genuine guardians of the healthcare galaxy” in these challenging times. She shared her sentiments, stating, “I am grateful and excited to share that I have started my journey with Accenture as Managing Director in Healthcare practice.” 

Kirubanandan is the global director and head of strategic marketing, healthcare, and life sciences for TATA Consultancy Services. She has a strong background in robotics and public health, and her primary focus is on driving transformations within the healthcare ecosystem, with a focus on customer experience, intelligent automation, data analytics and insights. 

In recognition of her efforts in making healthcare more accessible and affordable through innovation,  she was recently awarded the British Royal Society of Arts fellowship. As a Young Global Leader recognized by the World Economic Forum in 2023, Kirubanandan also founded the HLTH Forward Podcast—an award-winning media platform addressing challenges in the healthcare system.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Robotics, a masters in engineering management from the University of Southern California,and ad Masters in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles.