FTI Consulting Appoints Jon Rowell as Head of Forensic & Litigation Consulting in Asia Pacific
Continues Asia Pacific Growth with Senior Hires
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 Jon Rowell as Head of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment in Asia Pacific, and the additions of Beth Junell and Peter Andersen who join the firm as Senior Managing Director and Managing Director, respectively. In addition to leading the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment in Asia Pacific, Mr. Rowell will continue to serve as Head of the Forensic Accounting and Advisory Services (“FAAS”) practice in the region.
Mr. Rowell is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of professional services experience. For the last 19 years, he focused on providing independent expertise and evidence in relation to complex business, valuation, accounting and financial issues in both contentious and non-contentious situations. Mr. Rowell’s work primarily involves issues regarding the valuation of damages, the valuation of businesses and the investigation of fraud and corruption. Mr. Rowell has lived and worked in the UK, Australia and Hong Kong, and has led cross-border engagements in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Australia.
“Within Asia Pacific, we are increasingly going to market to provide risk, investigations and dispute services, and given Jon’s background and experience he is well-placed to lead and drive a coordinated single strategy to serve clients within the region,” said Neal Hochberg, Global Leader of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting.
Ms. Junell joins FTI Consulting in its Hong Kong office where she will serve as an Asia Pacific liaison for clients subject to U.S. regulatory inquiry. Ms. Junell has more than 23 years of professional experience working with both private and public multinationals across various industries. Ms. Junell was previously a Managing Director at FTI Consulting. Prior to rejoining FTI Consulting, Ms. Junell was a Partner at Ernst & Young. She specializes in anti-corruption related matters, having advised clients on large-scale international investigations, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and compliance program design and implementation. Ms. Junell has conducted and managed engagements in more than 30 countries, with on the ground experience in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Europe. These engagements have encompassed both reactive investigation and remediation matters as well as proactive projects such as risk assessments, M&A due diligence and compliance program design and implementation, with the results of these matters presented to both private sector clients and public regulators.
Mr. Andersen joins FTI Consulting’s FAAS practice in the Sydney office. Mr. Anderson has more than three decades of experience in forensic investigations and white collar crime matters, most recently in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (“PwC”) offices in South Africa, where he was a founding member of the Durban office. Prior to his time at PwC, Mr. Andersen served with the South African Police Services (“SAPS”), reaching the rank of Detective Captain with the SAPS Commercial Crime Unit. Mr. Andersen’s extensive forensic accounting and law enforcement experience spans both the private and public sectors and includes investigations into financial fraud, procurement fraud and money laundering, and involves work in both Africa and Europe to help clients manage the risks of fraud and corruption.
“Beth and Peter bring with them an incredible amount of insight into the types of complex regulatory, compliance and risk issues that our clients face on a daily basis in the Asia Pacific region,” continued Mr. Hochberg. “Their substantial public and private sector investigatory experience greatly expands the scope of our service offerings not only in the Asia Pacific region, but also around the globe.”
Mr. Rowell, Ms. Junell and Mr. Andersen bring their extensive experience in investigatory, forensic and anti-corruption matters to Forensic & Litigation Consulting’s growing network of 170 professionals working in 11 offices located in seven countries in the Asia Pacific region. Their addition to the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment further strengthens FTI Consulting’s ability to deliver a complete range of multidisciplinary independent compliance, governance, investigation, litigation, merger and acquisition, regulatory, reputation management, risk and restructuring services to corporations, governments and law firms throughout Asia Pacific.
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 4,600 employees located in 28 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 $1.78 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2015. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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