Ken Smith leads FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment in Japan. He has 35 years of consulting and transaction advisory expertise across a number of industries including TMT, energy and manufacturing.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ken held a number of leadership positions within the “Big Four”. His most recent role involved running the inbound and outbound trade networks for the firm’s Americas region. Cross-border work accounted for nearly a third of the firm’s revenues.
Before this role, Ken was the Managing Partner of the Transaction Advisory practice in Japan and served on the global board of the practice. He has also led the sales and strategy operations for a global telecommunications and data center firm owned by a private equity firm.
Ken’s areas of expertise are in post-merger integration, deal strategy and commercial due diligence. He began his career assisting Japanese companies with their US investments and divestitures, and subsequently assisted multinationals in Japan with their investments and operational improvement initiatives.
Ken has lived and worked in Japan for over 30 years and is fluent in Japanese.
Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai)
B.S., Chemistry, University of Hawaii
M.B.A., Finance, University of Michigan
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