Robert E. (Bob) Adams

Most of Bob Adams’ career was spent with two of the world’s most successful, most admired corporations - IBM and Andersen Consulting/Accenture. Bob has served as the Humber Business School’s Marketing Executive-in-Residence since spring 2011.

Bob’s career at IBM spanned more than twenty-five years. In addition to an assortment of client-facing roles, Bob performed IBM Canada’s first consulting engagement (1981), consulted in Asia (1982), participated in many global task forces and was one of several Canadians involved in leading the global transformation of IBM from a hardware company to today’s services-led organization. When he took early retirement from IBM, Bob was Senior Account Manager on one of IBM Canada’s largest accounts.

Bob joined Andersen Consulting when it was a professional partnership; it transformed into a publically-traded corporation, Accenture, in 2001. Bob was an Associate Partner in Canada’s Financial Services practice. He had a broad range of business development and engagement delivery roles during his ten year career at Andersen Consulting/Accenture. He also had Canadian responsibility for Business Development, global responsibility for Financial Services Business Development and was a member of the Global Integrated Marketing Council. 

In addition to running his own consulting business, Bob also makes time for public service. He currently serves on the Boards of several organizations and provides extensive support to the post-graduate students at Humber’s Business School. Bob graduated with Honours from Bishop’s University.