Francesca Gori is the Regional Director of Legal Services at Accenture for Compliance, Operations, Regulatory and Employment law. She leads a team of approximately 40 in-house talented lawyers across Europe, Middle East and Africa, and is also the General counsel for Accenture in Middle East and Turkey. Throughout her career, she gained extensive experience in major international law firms providing support to multinational companies. During her 18-year tenure with Accenture, Francesca has been part of several global project implementation initiatives, as well as the set-up of new operations and legal entities across the Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Asia and Latin America regions. She is an active and recognised member of Accenture’s “Accent on Woman” organisation, which helps grow the next generation of female leaders at Accenture. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, Francesca also dedicates time as the Ambassador for AmCham in Abu Dhabi Women Committee and she is a valued coach to women in the Middle East. She is also the author of several publications on Employment Law and Data Privacy and sits on the board of directors of several Accenture legal entities. She is also a member of Accenture’s Geographic Unit Leadership Council in the Gulf Region. Francesca holds a Law degree from L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy, and has a strong background in Compliance, Employment Law, Immigration and Corporate law, Data Privacy, and Regulatory matters across EMEA. She lives in Dubai with her son Leonardo of 11 years old and enjoys spending time with her family.