Electric Mobility Expert Michael Bakunin Joins FTI Consulting as Managing Director
Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, 2021 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the continued investment in its Power, Renewables & Utilities practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment with the appointment of Michael Bakunin as a Managing Director.
Based in San Francisco, Dr. Bakunin brings over 20 years of experience in the mobility industry with a focus on electric vehicles, vehicle-to-grid (“V2G”), mobility-as-a-service and autonomous vehicles. He will build upon the practice’s strength in advising original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”), charging companies, rideshare and micro-mobility companies, electric utilities and other mobility market participants on strategies for market entry, market forecasting, total cost of ownership (TCO), and fleet transition, optimization and automation.
“I am delighted that Michael has joined our growing team of renewables and energy transition experts,” said Chris LeWand, a Senior Managing Director and Leader of the Power, Renewables & Utilities practice at FTI Consulting. “Michael’s track record in helping both traditional automotive companies and emerging mobility players navigate the market will significantly enhance FTI’s offering to clients in all aspects of the energy transition.”
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Dr. Bakunin was Vice President, Strategic Accounts and Customer Experience at Nuvve Holding Corp., where he developed mobility-as-a-service and transportation hub business models, including V2G functionality and financing for electric fleets with OEM partners. He previously served as Director, Mobility Services Partnerships at the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, where he conducted driverless mobility services market research and strategy development, led its exclusive driverless mobility services partnership with Waymo, and managed a transportation-as-a-service vehicle program and driverless operations tests.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Bakunin said, “I am excited to utilize my skillset in mobility engagements alongside my colleagues on the Power, Renewables & Utilities team. Building on the momentum already established in the practice, I look forward to leveraging FTI Consulting’s platform and delivering services that address the needs of companies in all aspects of the evolving mobility industry.”
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