WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Oliver Pawle as non-executive Global Chairman of the Strategic Communications practice. Mr. Pawle will assume this new role in April 2012.
He succeeds Charles Watson who, while maintaining an advisory role with FTI Consulting, will be stepping down to spend more time developing his other business interests.
A former Vice Chairman of the investment banking division of UBS, Pawle is the Chairman of Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann's Board Services practice.
Pawle said: "I have been involved with FTI Consulting for many years and am delighted to be taking on this role. I had the opportunity to work with Charles prior to the firm's acquisition of Financial Dynamics and through its transition to the Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting. His team has successfully built a pre-eminent global strategic communications consultancy and, with the additional capabilities provided as part of the wider FTI Consulting group, it is a truly unique and powerful provider of senior advisory services. I am very excited to be in a position to help contribute to the continuing global growth of the franchise."
Jack Dunn, President and CEO of FTI Consulting, said: "On behalf of FTI Consulting, I would like to thank Charles for his enormous contribution to making our Strategic Communications practice the great business it is today. I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new senior advisory role and wish him well with his new business interests.
"Oliver brings with him a wealth of international business experience and is highly respected in the market by clients and colleagues alike," Dunn added. "We very much look forward to working even more closely with him as we continue to develop our Strategic Communications practice and provide our clients with an extensive range of business advisory services throughout the world."
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,800 employees located in 24 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, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.56 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2011. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
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