Dwight -Book- Hutchins (’86)

Category: Alumni Professional Achievement | Awards

2015 Alumni Professional Achievement Award Winner

When Dwight Hutchins delivered his keynote address at the 2013 Tickle College of Engineering commencement, the graduates heard the perspective of one of the world’s most-trusted advisors from one of the world’s most-respected consulting firms.

As Asia Pacific managing director of Accenture’s strategy consulting practice for consumer products, Hutchins works with Accenture’s largest Asia-based clients to improve their competitiveness and performance. In his 19-year career with Accenture, Hutchins has been a global managing partner and director in the strategy practice for health and public service, working with federal clients, including the Department of the Treasury, Homeland Security, and international clients from the World Bank and the United Nations.

After graduating from the College of Engineering in 1986 with a BS in chemical engineering, Hutchins began as a production engineer at DuPont and then with Procter & Gamble. He earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1991. At McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company, he focused on marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies and major banks. After receiving his MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 1996, he began his career at Accenture in Washington, DC.

Hutchins serves as chairman the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the longest-serving chairman in the organization’s history. He is also a member of the Dean’s Alumni Leadership Council of the Kennedy School of Government and the Kellogg Alumni Council and is a trustee of the Darlington School. He has served on the Tickle College of Engineering Board of Advisors and, as co-chair of the diversity initiative, he has challenged other UT alumni to support the college’s goal of $1 million toward its diversity initiatives.

Hutchins resides in Singapore with his wife and daughter.