Known as one of the “big four” consulting firms of the world, and global professional services organization with the largest and most diverse portfolio, Deloitte is one of the most far-reaching organizations of the current time. With an unquestionable commitment to quality, integrity, and excellence, and over 177 years of work history, Deloitte’s steadfast commitment to making a difference in the world continues to grow in scale and diversity.
Deloitte spans more than 415,000 professionals in more than 150 countries. Within its vast footprint, Patricia Muricy, has delivered various projects related to enterprise risk management, compliance, internal controls, and internal audit, as well as health and safety for a remarkable 25 years. “We work globally to bring the best of Deloitte to our clients and make an impact that matters to our people, our clients, and the community,” she says.
Patricia heads the Energy, Resources, and Industrials for Deloitte Brazil and is the Global Mining and Metals leader for the Risk Advisory practice. She also serves as a member of Deloitte’s Brazilian Board while also being responsible, globally, for the relationship with major strategic clients. Not to mention she is recognised as one of the leading women in the international mining industry.
An Extraordinary Consultant
Ever since a young child, Patricia always portrayed a genuinely curious outlook, always wanting to learn more. By the age of 22, she had acquired a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and had gathered a couple of years of experience in IT support. Thereafter Patricia pursued a year in a computer programming course which taught her people management skills and started honing her logical system thinking skills.
“But I’ve always wanted to learn more. I wanted a career that would keep me motivated and challenged, out of my comfort zone. I found that in Consulting.” shares Patricia. She started her career with a large multinational professional services firm based out of Rio de Janeiro where she found the training, support, and challenge she was looking for. “I had the opportunity to work in different locations, with different clients in different industries, spent a couple of years working overseas, learned about different cultures, religions, and traditions, met different people, and made new friends for life,” she mentions.
Eventually transitioning to Deloitte, Patricia’s resilience, and dedication to making the world a better place pushed her up the ladder to where she stands poised today as a global business leader. She says, “I am built for challenges and I get great satisfaction in solving our clients’ problems. What I like most about my job is being able to help organizations transform their operations, and find new solutions that change their realities.”
Throughout her journey from a curious child to a revered industry leader, Patricia attributes her success to her father who always told her that women should work and be financially independent, and to her husband who introduced her to the mining industry in the first place. She remains thankful for coming across other great leaders who guided her and gave her advice, as well as all her clients, who she has had the pleasure of working with.
Outside of work, Patricia looks forward to spending time with her family and three kids. She enjoys spending time with them, traveling, and exploring new places and cultures. “I also love watching films and documentaries on historical events and have plans to enrol in an art history course in the future,” she mentions.