PwC recognized with two Rising Stars of the Profession Awards by Consulting magazine

Emmanuel Legbeti honored for Excellence in Operations Management
Carina Hira honored for Excellence in Financial Services

New York, NY, April 17, 2015 – PwC US today announced two winners for Consulting magazine’s 2015 “Rising Stars of the Profession” award which recognizes talented individuals under the age of 35 for their outstanding contributions to the consulting profession.

Emmanuel Legbeti, principal with Strategy& (part of the PwC network) was honored for Excellence in Operations Management. Carina Hira, an Advisory director with PwC, received recognition for Excellence in Financial Services. Both Emmanuel and Carina accepted their awards at The Rising Stars of the Profession Awards Dinner on April 16 in Chicago.

“We congratulate Emmanuel and Carina on achieving this important recognition and milestone in each of their careers,” said Miles Everson, PwC’s U.S. Advisory leader. “We truly believe our individuals are at the heart of our success. Both Emmanuel and Carina represent the value, integrity and quality of service we aim to deliver to our clients and industries in which we serve, from strategy through execution. We’re extremely proud of them and have no doubt they will continue to achieve great success in their careers.”

Emmanuel was recognized by his peers for Excellence in Operations Management. Known for creative thinking and imagining strategic solutions to address unique problems, he is well regarded among an extensive network of clients and peers, and has guided many other young consultants on their career paths in consulting. He serves as a trusted advisor to his clients and as an invaluable mentor to his colleagues.

Recognized for Excellence in Financial Services, Carina has emerged as a visionary in global finance transformation. She has helped drive several end-to-end transformations for some of PwC’s largest global banking and investment banking clients, and is actively involved in PwC's Financial Services Women's Network as well as various charitable organizations.

“Emmanuel and Carina are excellent examples of the highly-skilled, young talent climbing the ranks of the industry today, many of whom are part of the PwC family,” said Les Moeller, Strategy&’s Managing Director of North America. “We are thrilled to see them recognized for their success and look forward to great things to come from both of them.”

Emmanuel graduated from University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business with an MBA in Strategy and Finance. Carina graduated from DePaul University with a BS in Information Systems and Human Computer Interaction, as well as an MS in Information Systems. Both were featured along with other winners of The Rising Stars of the Profession award in the March issue of Consulting.

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Daniel Maiello
US Line of Service PR Leader, PwC
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