FTI Consulting Grows Blockchain and Digital Assets Practice in the Middle East with Appointment of Managing Director
Dubai, 15 December 2022 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that the firm’s Technology segment has appointed Jorge Carrasco as a Managing Director in Dubai, a hire that supports continued global expansion of the firm’s Blockchain and Digital Assets practice.
Mr. Carrasco brings more than 15 years of experience in emerging technologies and solution development to FTI Consulting’s clients in the Middle East. As a blockchain and Web3 expert, Mr. Carrasco advises clients across numerous industries in developing enterprise blockchain strategies and technical implementations. He has a deep understanding of the goals, challenges and technical nuances corporate and government entities face when approaching advanced technology deployments and helps translate them into innovative solutions that leverage the unique properties of blockchain technology and smart contracts.
With a strong technical background and previous work with a wide range of technologies and industries, Mr. Carrasco’s depth of expertise provides clients with innovative and actionable insights and guidance for complex issues.
“Our Blockchain and Digital Assets practice has made significant traction since its inception, and our team is growing rapidly around the globe to help corporations and their law firms navigate this quickly changing industry,” said Steven S. McNew, a Senior Managing Director and Global Leader of Blockchain and Digital Assets at FTI Consulting. “Our team’s depth and breadth of technical expertise, combined with extensive digital forensics and investigations capabilities, underpin the services and advisory solutions that we provide to clients. Jorge’s experience will be integral to supporting clients in the Middle East with their blockchain and digital assets projects, as well as related disputes and investigations.”
Mr. Carrasco has played a key role in some of the leading enterprise blockchain projects in the Middle East. Prior to joining FTI Technology, Mr. Carrasco was Director of Emerging Technologies at e&, formerly Etisalat, where he designed and implemented innovative solutions in fields such as blockchain, robotics, 5G, digital twins and metaverse for enterprise customers in the private and public sector. He has also held senior roles at Fon, Telefonica and Ericsson.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Carrasco said, “The blockchain and digital assets industry is still developing, and organisations must address a wide range of uncertainties as they look to enter this area via new partnerships, M&A, pilot programmes and more. I look forward to working with my colleagues across our global Blockchain and Digital Assets practice to advise clients in this space and help them move on their risks and opportunities within it.”
In 2022, FTI Technology also appointed Susana Esteban as a Managing Director in the UK to support growth for the Blockchain and Digital Assets practice across Europe, and Preston Fischer joined the practice as a Managing Director in the United States, focused on data innovation and digital risk management.
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