Roger Ford serves as managing director and global lead for Accenture Development Partnerships. This global business practice within Accenture Strategy delivers management consulting, digital, and technology services to the international development sector and focuses on innovative solutions that drive social impact and economic growth. Roger is responsible for leading Accenture Development Partnership’s global growth strategy, business operations, and geographic expansion across the frontier markets. He engages directly with Accenture’s clients to broker and design innovative partnerships, which apply market-based solutions to help solve traditional development challenges spanning Energy, Health, Education, and Agriculture. Roger joined Accenture in 1998 from Thomson Reuters and became a managing director in 2003. Prior to his current role, he served as a managing director in Accenture's energy practice where he focused on driving retail strategy for Accenture's oil and gas clients.