FTI Consulting Strengthens Presence in Brazil with New Appointments
Thyago Mathias and Adriana Prado Join the Strategic Communications Segment, Further Enabling the Firm to Manage Complex, Cross-Border and Multicultural Campaigns Throughout Latin America
Washington, Jan. 17, 2020 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointments of Thyago Mathias as a Senior Director and Adriana Prado as a Director in the Strategic Communications segment, further strengthening the firm’s offerings in Latin America. Mr. Mathias and Ms. Prado will both be based in São Paulo, Brazil.
The additions of Mr. Mathias and Ms. Prado represent continued expansion of Strategic Communications’ footprint in Latin America, along with the firm’s overall commitment to the region, centered on cross-border advocacy, M&A, international arbitration and corporate reputation in highly regulated industries.
Mr. Mathias brings more than 15 years of experience in advocacy, crisis management, market intelligence and reputation management across a number of industries. Ms. Prado has more than 15 years of experience advising major retail, technology, consumer goods, infrastructure and global financial services companies. She specializes in the intersection of communications, cybersecurity, data protection and privacy.
“Over the past few years, our cross-regional team has taken on some of the most impactful and dynamic issues in Latin America, including large M&A transactions, international arbitrations and government investigations, among many others,” said Ana Heeren, a Senior Managing Director and Head of Latin America and the Caribbean for Strategic Communications. “We are excited to welcome Thyago and Adriana to our team in Brazil and look forward to building on our current momentum across Latin America.”
Mr. Mathias has experience in the public sector along with some of the largest media companies in Brazil, including five years as an external relations advisor to the Presidency of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro and three years as a consultant to Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Most recently, Mr. Mathias served as Senior Director for Advocacy and Strategic Communications for a Latin American-focused communications consultancy, where he was instrumental in growing the business and leading company initiatives to create a favorable regulatory environment for his clients. Previously, he was a correspondent for the G1/TV Globo portal in the Middle East, based in Egypt, and as a special political reporter for the UOL portal.
“Having an accurate picture of the actors and risks associated with the national political and macroeconomic scenarios is not an easy task for highly regulated industries operating in Brazil,” said Mr. Mathias. “I look forward to helping our clients actively engage in conversations that will be key to building a transparent and friendly environment for their operations and business objectives in Brazil and throughout Latin America.”
Most recently, Ms. Prado served as a director at a global communications consultancy, where she advised dozens of Brazilian and international companies across various sectors with a range of external and internal communications activities. She also co-led the firm’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy offering in Brazil. Previously, she managed digital projects as an executive with Live Content, served as a social media analyst for FSB Comunicação, and worked as a reporter for ISTOÉ magazine and O Globo newspaper, among other top-tier media outlets.
“Brazil is about to start enforcing its General Data Protection Law, and our team is uniquely equipped to help companies effectively communicate about cybersecurity, data protection and privacy,” said Ms. Prado. “This new regulatory landscape in Brazil is an opportunity to build a constructive dialogue around these issues and help our clients solidify trust with important stakeholders.”
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