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Accenture CEO diagnosed with colon cancer, recovering from surgery

Pierre Nanterme, Chief executive of Accenture's Financial Services operating group, attends the French employers' body MEDEF union summer forum in Jouy-en-Josas

Pierre Nanterme, Chief executive of Accenture's Financial Services operating group, attends the French employers' body MEDEF union summer forum in Jouy-en-Josas  (Copyright Reuters 2016)

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.

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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.