FTI Consulting Adds Veteran ESG Consultant to Strategic Communications Segment in Brazil
São Paulo, Sept. 15, 2022 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the addition of Guilherme “Gui” Athia as a Senior Advisor focused on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) and stakeholder governance within the firm’s Strategic Communications segment.
Mr. Athia has 30 years of experience leading nonfinancial stakeholder relations with Fortune 500 companies in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. In recent years, he has dedicated his attention to ESG and stakeholder capitalism issues as a consultant, professor and events organizer. At FTI Consulting, Mr. Athia will provide consulting services in matters related to stakeholder governance for companies operating in highly regulated sectors around the world, primarily focusing on the Brazilian market.
“Gui has an impressive track record of helping companies navigate stakeholder relations while facing an increasingly complex and uncertain operating and regulatory environment in Brazil, Latin America, Europe and around the world,” said Ana Heeren, a Senior Managing Director and Head of Latin America for the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting. “His expertise will further boost our cross-border ESG offering and enhance our ability to provide solutions for our clients in times of heightened regulatory, media and social scrutiny. I look forward to working with Gui and the rest of our team to build upon our current success and further strengthen our position in Latin America and other markets.”
Mr. Athia has engaged diverse stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, NGOs, think tanks, communities and the media, through leadership roles in corporate affairs departments at Fortune 500 companies during the past three decades. He is adept at building and leading teams that handle complex and intricate communications issues across regions and industries, with experience developing pragmatic systems to support C-suite leaders to make well-informed decisions that reduce risks and increase competitiveness. Mr. Athia has advised some of the world’s leading brands, including an American multinational athletic and apparel brand, a multinational automobile strategic alliance and a European consumer electronics company.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Athia said, “Companies around the world are increasingly facing stakeholder engagement challenges, particularly relating to ESG issues. I am confident that the combination of FTI Consulting’s comprehensive suite of ESG services and my experience with stakeholder governance will help support organizations in making decisions confidently and communicating strategically to build trust with stakeholders.”
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