Known for her unwavering focus on cultivating client relationships, and building growth-oriented teams, Cathinka Wahlstrom serves as president and chief commercial offer at Alight. In this role, Cathinka is responsible for leading all aspects of Alight’s commercial organization, including sales, strategic accounts, solutions, channels and partnerships and marketing.
Before joining Alight, Cathinka served in various leadership roles throughout her more than 26-year career at Accenture. Most recently she was the senior managing director of Accenture’s client accounts in North America, responsible for building and growing relationships with the world’s leading companies across all industries operating in the United States and Canada. Cathinka was also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee, the primary governance group responsible for setting the firm’s global strategy and priorities. Before this role, Cathinka was the senior managing director of Accenture’s Financial Services business in North America, including the North America portion of Accenture’s $8B+ Financial Services practice.
Cathinka is an alumna of the David Rockefeller Fellows Program; a Business Council member of HERE to HERE, a Bronx-based nonprofit organization; and a Board member of the New York City Ballet. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from University of California, Davis.