FTI Consulting Appoints Wajdi Kharrat as a Managing Director in France
Technology Segment Continues Information Governance, Privacy & Security Practice Expansion with Addition of Global Expert
Paris, 7 September 2021 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the addition of Wajdi Kharrat as a Managing Director to the firm’s Technology segment in Paris. Mr. Kharrat joins the firm as part of the segment’s Information Governance, Privacy & Security (“IGP&S”) practice and will focus on supporting clients with challenges at the intersection of data and regulation.
“Data privacy and information governance expertise are in high demand across EMEA,” said Sonia Cheng, a Senior Managing Director and Head of the EMEA IGP&S practice at FTI Consulting. “In parallel, we’ve been expanding our team, the depth of our expertise and the scope of solutions we provide to address data-driven risks. We’ve recently added several IG experts across the EMEA region and welcome Wajdi to the team. His experience will help localise our information governance solutions in France and broaden our global reach.”
As regulatory and data protection pressures continue to rise across Europe and worldwide, an increasing number of organisations are seeking support with assessing data risk and developing and implementing data privacy programmes. With 17 years of experience in management consulting, Mr. Kharrat is well-positioned to advise clients amid a complex regulatory environment. He brings deep expertise in data management, GDPR compliance, information security, internal controls, transformation and risk management. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (“CISA”), Certified Information Privacy Professional (“CIPP/E”) and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (“CDPSE”).
Thomas Sely, a Managing Director and Head of FTI Technology in France, added, “Managing data and meeting data protection requirements have become more difficult and complex than ever before. As a result, we’re seeing growing demand for responsive services as well as information governance as a proactive strategy for dealing with emerging risks. Wajdi’s experience is perfectly aligned with our clients’ evolving needs, and his addition to the team will position the IGP&S practice for further growth in France.”
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Kharrat held management positions in global audit and advisory firms. He has also gained significant corporate experience within the Internal Audit Head Office of a French multinational insurance group.
Mr. Kharrat added, “FTI Consulting’s Technology segment is one of the world’s foremost providers of information governance and data privacy solutions and expertise. It’s a privilege to be joining such an impressive team of experts, and I look forward to serving new and existing clients in France and across Europe.”
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