Critical Moves at FTI Consulting
- New office opens in India
- Senior appointments in China and Australia
- Ross Thornton returns to the Sydney office
- More awards to follow FT / MergerMarket M&A Agency of the Year (4 years running)
It has been several months since I last updated you on the successes and growth plans of FTI Consulting in Australia and Asia. While the volatile macroeconomic environment ensured it was a challenging quarter for all of us, I am pleased with the way in which we have been able to continue to invest in growing the company's Strategic Communications business in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Earlier this month, for example, we opened an office in Mumbai to extend our network in India, where we already have an office in New Delhi. Building our direct representation in one of the fastest-growing global centres in the Asia Pacific region is an important step for us, and reinforces our relationships with important existing clients such as Tata, ICICI Bank and Religare. The Mumbai office will be headed by Amrit Singh Deo, formerly the head of the financial communication team at Burson-Marsteller in India. He will be supported by Annabel Turbutt-Day who is relocating from FTI Consulting London.
In Shanghai, we have recruited Pui Shan Lee, previously the head of the financial practice in Shanghai for APCO, to lead our team. Pui Shan and the broader China team recently acted for Bright Foods on their acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in Weetabix in the UK.
Closer to home we continue to recruit experienced practitioners for our Australian business, with the two most recent being James Tranter and Felicity Walker.