FTI Consulting Strengthens Public Affairs Practice in Brussels with Appointment of Thea Utoft Høj Jensen
Danish Expert Joins as Head of Financial Services Team
Brussels, 2 May 2019 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced its continued growth across Europe with the appointment of Thea Utoft Høj Jensen as a Managing Director and Head of Financial Services Brussels in its Public Affairs practice within the Strategic Communications segment.
Ms. Utoft Høj Jensen is a highly respected European public affairs and strategic communications professional with 13 years of experience in government service and policy, including five in financial services policy.
Most recently, Ms. Utoft Høj Jensen represented the Danish government in Brussels as financial services counsellor at the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU. In her role, she negotiated legislative proposals impacting the sector such as the banking package, sustainable finance and prudential rules for investment firms. Prior to this role, Ms. Utoft Høj Jensen was Special Advisor to the Danish Supervisory Authority, where she worked on EU Council negotiations.
As Head of the Financial Services team in Brussels, Ms. Utoft Høj Jensen will advise clients across banking, insurance, asset management and other areas of financial services alongside Senior Managing Director Hans Hack. While continuing to advise clients, Mr. Hack will assume further global and strategic responsibilities as part of the wider Brussels leadership team at FTI Consulting.
Julia Harrison, a Senior Managing Director and Managing Partner of Brussels in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, said, “We are delighted that Thea, another strong and impressive woman with senior-level expertise, is joining the FTI Consulting team. Our Brussels practice began 16 years ago as an all-woman business, and Thea not only embodies our values but brings strong EU and government experience that will provide our clients with the additional strategic insights and advice they need during this big year of change in Europe.”
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Utoft Høj Jensen said, “I am excited to be joining the dynamic FTI Consulting team. They already bring deep sectoral and institutional knowledge that I believe is unmatched in the market, and I’m looking forward to working with clients in Brussels, across Europe and globally to build on this existing expertise.”
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