FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, has appointed Lord Mark Malloch-Brown as Chairman of its operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Lord Malloch-Brown joined the London office of FTI Consulting in September 2010 as Chairman of Global Affairs. His appointment to Chairman of the EMEA region is the final step in implementing the Company's previously announced organisational structure which emphasizes practice, global geography and industry business drivers. Lord Malloch-Brown joins David Bannister, Chairman of the North American region; Frank Holder, Chairman of the Latin American region; and Rod Sutton, Chairman of the Asia Pacific region, on the Executive Committee of FTI Consulting.
Lord Malloch-Brown is a former Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British government with responsibility for Africa, Asia and the United Nations. He also has served as United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, was Vice President of External Affairs at the World Bank and was the founder of the Economist Development Report.
In recognition of his long service in public life and on the international stage, Lord Malloch-Brown was knighted at the end of his UN service and, when he joined the U.K. Cabinet, was offered a life peerage in July 2007. He remains in the House of Lords.
Jack Dunn, President and Chief Executive officer of FTI Consulting, said, "Since joining us last year as Chairman of Global Affairs -- a role that Mark will continue to fulfill -- he has contributed enormously to the work we undertake for our clients worldwide. As Chairman of a region with which he has a particular affinity, Mark will lead, support and advise our talented EMEA team. Colleagues and clients alike will continue to benefit from his remarkable energy, enthusiasm and experience, extensive international relationships and unique perspectives on a wide array of economic, political and social issues. I am delighted that Mark has agreed to take on this new responsibility."
Lord Malloch-Brown said, "This is an exciting new role at a company that now is at a critical stage in its international development. We already are immersed in Europe and are helping our clients meet their challenges. Now that countries in Africa and the Middle East are going through fundamental change, company executives are finding our expertise and guidance of critical importance in protecting their interests in the region. Our EMEA team members all are extremely talented and experienced individuals, and I look forward to working with them in taking FTI Consulting's offering to the next level."
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,700 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. The company generated $1.4 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2010. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.