Pierre Nanterme, who capped a 36-year career at the consulting firm now known as Accenture with an eight-year run as chief executive, greatly increasing its value and doubling its workforce to 469,000 employees, died on Jan. 31. He was 59.

Accenture confirmed his death but did not specify a cause or where he died. He received a diagnosis of colon cancer in 2016 and had stepped down as chief executive on Jan. 11, the company said.

Under Mr. Nanterme, Accenture, a consulting giant that counts some of the world’s largest companies among its clients, spent over $6 billion to acquire more than 100 smaller firms, increasing in value by $70 billion.

Mr. Nanterme’s strategy for fueling growth involved, among other things, creating divisions dedicated to what he called “the new”: digital, cloud-computing and security services. Those units now account for more than 60 percent of Accenture’s revenue.