Diederick van der Plas Appointed FTI Consulting Head of EMEA Corporate Finance & Restructuring
Rustom Kharegat, Paul Inglis and David Morris Appointed to Senior Leadership Roles
London, 8 July 2021— FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Diederick van der Plas as Head of Corporate Finance & Restructuring in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) and the further expansion of the segment’s leadership team.
Mr van der Plas brings extensive leadership experience and has over 20 years of experience of leading high-profile, complex, multi-stakeholder, cross-border debt restructurings in the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia. As part of his new role, he will have primary responsibility for the strategic direction and continued growth of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring team in the EMEA region.
“Diederick brings a wealth of experience, networks and knowledge to his new role. Working alongside our EMEA leadership team, he will be instrumental in developing talent, identifying growth opportunities for our business and providing exceptional service to our clients across the region,” said Kevin Hewitt, EMEA Chairman at FTI Consulting.
In addition, Rustom Kharegat, EMEA Transactions Leader, has also been appointed as Global Transactions Co-Leader alongside Scott Bingham. Paul Inglis has been appointed UK Restructuring Chairman, and David Morris has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Finance EMEA in addition to his current role as Head of UK Restructuring. They will work alongside Mr van der Plas to continue enhancing client offerings and drive growth for the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment.
“As global markets continue to undergo long-spanning disruption, we are laser-focused on providing deep industry expertise to clients across EMEA and beyond,” said Carlyn Taylor, Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment at FTI Consulting. “Our senior-led, local teams actively partner and help organizations anticipate and identify market opportunities and navigate challenges to drive long-term value.”
In the past four years, the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment in EMEA has achieved record growth and profitability and expanded its geographic footprint in Germany, Spain and the Middle East. This has included the acquisition of Andersch AG in 2019, the acquisition of Delta Partners in 2020, and the recent appointment of Senior Managing Directors Vikas Papriwal, Stephen Haw and Joaquin Coronado. The practice continues to build its reputation as the leading global independent restructuring firm, as noted by numerous recent industry recognitions.
Michael Eisenband, Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment at FTI Consulting, added: “Diederick, Rustom, Paul and David are proven leaders with established track records of driving growth, building high-performing teams and managing complex engagements. Diederick and the EMEA Corporate Finance & Restructuring leadership team will continue to develop our practice, driving growth and investing in our restructuring, business transformation and transaction offerings to enhance our leading global market-leading position further.”
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Source: FTI Consulting, Inc.