Jon Rowell Appointed as Leader of FTI Consulting’s Asia & Caribbean Operations
John Batchelor to Relocate to Corporate Finance & Restructuring Segment in Australia
Hong Kong, 6 January 2021 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Jon Rowell as Leader of FTI Consulting’s Asia and Caribbean operations. John Batchelor, who previously served as Co-Lead of Asia and the Caribbean with Mr. Rowell, will relocate to FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment in Australia. Mr. Batchelor and Mr. Rowell assumed their new roles on 1 January 2021.
In his role, Mr. Rowell, who is based in Hong Kong and joined the firm in 2015, will have executive responsibility for driving growth for FTI Consulting in Asia and the Caribbean. He will oversee offices in 12 key business jurisdictions.
Mr. Rowell will continue in his role providing independent expertise and evidence in relation to complex business, valuation, accounting and financial issues in both contentious and non-contentious contexts. He was recently recognized as a Global Leader in the Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2021: Expert Witnesses guide.
“Jon and John’s focus on going to market as one business by providing holistic solutions to our clients’ has both elevated FTI Consulting’s brand in the region and established the firm as the trusted advisor our clients call on when they are facing their most complex challenges and opportunities,” said Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “Under their steadfast leadership, our teams in Asia and the Caribbean have attracted great talent and won headline-making engagements.”
Mr. Gunby added, “Though we are sorry John Batchelor is leaving the region, we are pleased to support him in moving to Australia, where his family lives, and want to thank him for the terrific leadership he has shown in his five years co-leading the business. Having Jon Rowell take on both parts of this role is a natural step at this time. He is an incredibly experienced, strategic leader who understands the importance of client service and collaborating across various parts of the firm to ensure we address the breadth of the issues our clients face. I can think of no one better suited than Jon to build on the substantial success we are having in the region.”
Commenting on the leadership transition, Mr. Rowell said, “The depth and range of FTI Consulting’s platform in the region is unmatched. We have exceptional talent; we have invested in new platforms and we have grown our capabilities and headcount substantially. I am excited to continue to partner closely with my colleagues and our clients to deliver the best possible solutions and value with our global platform.”
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