Protiviti’s Yasumi Taniguchi Named to 2015 ‘Women Leaders in Consulting’ List

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Consulting magazine honors Taniguchi in Client Service category

​MENLO PARK, Calif. – October 20, 2015 – Consulting magazine has named Yasumi Taniguchi, a managing director with global consulting firm Protiviti, to its 2015 Women Leaders in Consulting list. In the publication’s ninth annual listing, 13 women representing consulting firms across the globe were selected from more than 300 nominations.

Taniguchi, based in Protiviti’s Tokyo office, leads the firm’s Japan Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice, supporting Japanese and overseas clients, including manufacturing, insurance and investment firms and Japanese Shosha. She has worked with many of Japan's largest companies enhancing risk management, delivering internal audit programs and providing consulting advice for management and boards, while also coordinating global teams across Asia, the United States, Europe, India and South America.

“Yasumi’s recognition by Consulting magazine is much deserved,” said Protiviti President and CEO Joseph Tarantino. “Her technical knowledge and international cultural understanding of how to address issues facing global organizations are among the best in her profession and enable her to deliver outstanding service to our clients.”

Taniguchi was the first person in Japan to obtain a Certification in Control Self-Assessment from The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She is also a Certified Internal Auditor and earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Linfield College, Oregon. Over the years, she has worked closely with The IIA Japan to grow the internal auditing profession. In particular, Taniguchi is a champion for women leaders in the Japanese consulting field, helping to develop and advance the talent and leadership skills of women colleagues and clients. She is a regular speaker at professional conferences and meetings in Japan.

“As the only publication of the consulting profession, Consulting magazine is honored to be able to shine a spotlight on the accomplishment of these women leaders and the firms they represent,” said Joe Kornik, publisher & editor-in-chief of Consulting. “Even though women make up just about a quarter of the consulting profession, their collective impact is significantly larger. Now in our ninth year honoring Women Leaders in Consulting, the quality of the nominations and the accomplishments of the winners continue to grow more impressive. This year was certainly no exception.”

Consulting magazine will recognize the 2015 honorees at its annual Women Leaders in Consulting awards dinner on November 12th at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The winners will also be profiled in the December 2015 edition of the magazine.

About Protiviti

Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit, and has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. Protiviti and its independently owned Member Firms serve clients through a network of more than 70 locations in over 20 countries. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.

Named to the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.


Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.

About Protiviti Inc.

Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach, and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and its independent and locally owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting and managed solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit through its network of more than 85 offices in over 25 countries.

Named to the 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti has served more than 60 percent of Fortune 1000® and 35 percent of Fortune Global 500® companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

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