July 6, 2016 / 9:02 PM / a year ago

Accenture CEO diagnosed with colon cancer, recovering from surgery

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Pierre Nanterme, Chief executive of Accenture's Financial Services operating group, attends the French employers' body MEDEF union summer forum on the campus of the HEC School of Management in Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris, in this file photo dated September 2, 2011.Charles Platiau

(Reuters) - Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc said Chief Executive Pierre Nanterme was diagnosed with colon cancer and is currently recovering from a surgery.

"I have been advised by my doctors that I will be able to stay actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company throughout this process," Nanterme said in a statement.

Other CEOs diagnosed in the past with cancer include healthcare IT company Cerner Corp's Neal Patterson, JPMorgan Chase & Co's Jamie Dimon and Goldman Sachs Group Inc's Lloyd Blankfein.

Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru

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