BOSTON, MA (June 22, 2023) – The M&A Advisor announced Gigi Wong, a Managing Director at global strategy consultancy L.E.K. Consulting, as one of the recipients of the14th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.  

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders of corporate finance and dealmaking industries. 

Wong has been chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for her notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community. Evaluation and selection of the nominees was completed by an independent judging panel. 

“The Emerging Leaders Awards were born as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’ in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made notable contributions to their industry and community. With the challenges undertaken over the past three years, especially with the pandemic and with challenging economic uncertainty, our selected honorees are at the top of their game. The 2023 award recipients join a truly remarkable, global network of outstanding young professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. 

Wong is a leader in L.E.K.’s Financial Services and Technology, Media & Telecom practices, and has been instrumental in expanding the firm’s footprint in these areas. She has extensive experience leading strategy and due diligence engagements for tech providers across accounting, insurance, payments, marketing and more. Wong also lends her time and experience to multiple pro-bono projects, including Team4Tech and Girls on the Run. She actively supports recruitment at L.E.K.’s San Francisco office and has led campus engagement, case workshops and interviews at a number of top west coast schools.

“Gigi Wong has helped lead the charge in building out L.E.K.’s U.S. Financial Services and FinTech practices. She has capably managed more than 80 transactions valued at around $15 billion across the tech, media and telecom and financial services industries, while driving value for organizations ranging from family-owned to global corporates and private equity-owned. We congratulate Gigi on this outstanding accomplishment,” said Manny Picciola, Head of L.E.K.’s Americas region.

The M&A Advisor will host a black-tie Awards Gala in New York City to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. The Emerging Leaders Awards Galas is a feature of the 2023 Leadership in Dealmaking Summit on September 19-20, 2023. This exclusive event will pair current and past Emerging Leaders winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts. Recipients will have a choice of attending and accepting their Award.

For a complete list of the 2023 Emerging Leaders Award Winners Click Here

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