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Philippa Symington

  • Managing Director
  • T: +44 20 3727 1000
  • F: +44 20 3727 1007
    • 200 Aldersgate
    • Aldersgate Street
    • London, EC1A 4HD
    • United Kingdom
    • T: +44 20 3727 1000
    • F: +44 20 3727 1007

Philippa Symington is a Managing Director in the Global Risk and Investigations practice of FTI Consulting and she is based in London. Ms Symington specialises in conducting complex investigative assignments and other risk mitigation projects, with a particular focus on Asia.

Ms. Symington has managed a large number of multi-disciplinary engagements for law firms, financial institutions, and public and private corporations across a wide range of industry sectors. Her case work has included corporate investigations involving reputational due diligence, allegations of fraud or corruption, business intelligence, brand protection / counterfeit issues, and asset searches in Asia and globally.

Ms. Symington has also coordinated political and security risk assessments in many challenging environments, and prepared both corporate governance and compliance strategies to assist clients respond to FCPA, UKBA and AML regulations. Her experience further includes developing extensive crisis communications programmes and leading financial and anti-dumping investigations.

Ms. Symington has over a decade of experience working in Asia, including positions in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and China. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, she was a country risk analyst for Business Monitor International, providing political and economic risk assessments on Asia and Central Asia. Ms. Symington was previously a correspondent at the Nikkei newspaper, and has also worked for several market research companies and think tanks.

Ms. Symington holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Durham University, a Masters degree in Japanese Studies from SOAS, University of London, and an MBA from Anaheim/Akio Morita Business School. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA). She speaks Japanese and has a working knowledge of French.

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