FTI Consulting Strengthens Middle East and Africa Expertise by Adding Tara Chandra to Strategic Communications Segment
Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 2018 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Tara Chandra as a Senior Director in the firm’s Strategic Communications segment. She will be based in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Chandra brings 12 years of foreign policy and strategic communications expertise to FTI Consulting, with a specialty in navigating geopolitical, economic and security issues across the Gulf states and the broader Middle East, as well as Eurasia and Africa. She specializes in developing and executing crisis management, nation branding and diplomatic engagement strategies and has served as a trusted advisor to foreign governments, heads of state, CEOs and multinational corporations on some of the most complex international issues.
In her new role, Ms. Chandra will collaborate with the firm’s robust network of experts to advance global business objectives in the Middle East and Africa markets. She will also manage an array of issues for U.S. clients engaging in the Middle East, as well as clients from the Middle East and Africa with U.S. interests, serving as a key link between Washington, D.C. and the region.
“We are thrilled to expand our global offering and strengthen our ability to support clients with cross-regional interests among the United States, Middle East and Africa,” said Tom Crawford, a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting. “Tara’s addition to our deep network of experts will help bring a localized approach and value to our clients facing complex and evolving regulatory issues in these unique markets.”
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Chandra said, “I am enormously impressed with how FTI Consulting’s global breadth and capabilities seamlessly integrate to deliver solutions to some of the most critical issues companies face today.”
Ms. Chandra joins FTI Consulting from the Podesta Group in Washington, D.C, where she served as a Vice President and expanded the firm’s sovereign representation and reputational management work. She began her career at the U.S. Department of Defense, before transitioning into strategic communications for public and private sector entities.
With a background in international economics, national security policy and fragile states, Ms. Chandra holds a master’s degree in international affairs and bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and history, both from The George Washington University.
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