LONDON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE : FCN ), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of two highly experienced regulatory consultants to co-lead the firm's Governance, Risk and Regulatory offering in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Jeannette Lichner and Charles Ilako will provide financial services firms with advice and support across their full range of regulatory-related challenges.
Jeannette Lichner has joined FTI Consulting as Senior Managing Director. She has more than 25 years' experience in financial services across a variety of roles in finance, operations, investment banking and human resources in firms such as Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley. Her role in a financial institution was as Bank of America's Head of Compliance and Operational Risk for EMEA & Asia. Latterly, she was a Director at Promontory Financial Group, providing regulatory consulting services to financial services clients across the regulatory spectrum.
Charles Ilako, most recently Lead Partner of the European Regulatory Compliance practice at BDO, also has joined FTI Consulting as a Senior Managing Director. He spent most of his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, principally in the Global Financial Services Regulatory and Compliance practice and served as the Global Lead Partner for several years. In addition, he has been a Senior Advisor to the UK Financial Services Authority and BNP Paribas and was an Executive Director of the UK Pensions Regulator.
Jeannette and Charles are the most recent additions to the expanding governance, risk and regulatory team at FTI Consulting. The team they will build, together with the existing global capability of forensic accountants, business intelligence, risk management and regulatory professionals at FTI Consulting, creates one of the largest compliance and regulatory advisory teams worldwide.
Mark Malloch-Brown, EMEA Chairman of FTI Consulting, commented, "FTI Consulting has been a leader in litigation, risk management and regulatory consulting across numerous industries for many years. Now, more than ever, financial services firms need a strategic and commercial advisor to work with them to navigate the challenges of continued regulatory change and rigorous enforcement action. We are delighted that Jeannette and Charles are going to lead this new practice, building another FTI Consulting 'best in class' client offering."
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 3,800 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.co.uk.
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