FTI Consulting Enhances Strategic Communications Capabilities in China with Senior Appointments
Beijing, Aug. 31, 2021 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced continued investment in its Strategic Communications segment with the appointment of Managing Directors Renfeng Zhao and Angela Yu, who will be based in Beijing, China.
Mr. Zhao brings nearly 25 years of experience in journalism and communications, providing advice for both Chinese and international clients. Throughout his career, he has advised on numerous landmark projects, including China’s first acquisition of an energy transmission asset in Europe, and supported Chinese solar companies to defend their position in the EU’s anti-dumping investigation. Mr. Zhao previously was a senior journalist with China Daily and is a regular speaker at events and forums. He is a Visiting Professor at the School of International Affairs of Renmin University in China and was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. He has lived and worked in China, the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Yu was the Executive Director and spokesperson at Goldman Sachs China for 15 years, where she was responsible for the corporate communications strategy for the firm in China. She brings significant experience in media relations, media strategy planning, crisis communications, media events, branding and executing on company strategy. Before Goldman Sachs, Ms. Yu helped establish Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s offices in Beijing and Shanghai. During this time, she developed the company’s investor relations and corporate communications strategy, which resulted in the firm winning its first IR/financial PR mandate and a number of major IPOs and IR/financial PR engagements. Prior to Citigate, Ms. Yu worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley for seven years and at China Great Wall Industry Corporation, which included four years in Germany. Ms. Yu holds an executive MBA from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
“This is an exciting development for the firm, as we continue to invest in our business with key hires to support our clients in China. With Rachel Hsueh joining the firm earlier on in the year to lead our China business, and now with Renfeng and Angela coming onboard, we are able to offer our clients a full suite of services across three key pillars: reputation management, capital markets and public affairs,” said Joanne Wong, North Asia Leader for the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting.
Ms. Hsueh, a Managing Director and Head of the Strategic Communications segment in China, said, “I was fortunate to work with Angela, as she was one of my very first clients in Greater China. Both Renfeng and Angela are outstanding and well-experienced senior professionals. I very much look forward to working with them as we provide our clients with the expertise they need to navigate today’s dynamic and rapidly changing business environment.”
The Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting in China comprises three key pillars that help clients deliver impactful results while meeting business objectives. The Reputation Management offering is led by Ms. Hsueh in Shanghai, who is supported by Senior Director Maggie Geng in Beijing. Mr. Zhao and Ms. Yu lead the Greater China Public Affairs and Capital Markets offerings from Beijing.
The Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting designs and executes communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. In addition to Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting supports clients through its Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting and Technology segments.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 6,400 employees located in 29 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $2.46 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2020. In certain jurisdictions, FTI Consulting’s services are provided through distinct legal entities that are separately capitalized and independently managed. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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