FTI Consulting adds experienced advisors in Dubai and Australia

16 August 2017 Consultancy.uk

FTI Consulting has recently added two experienced advisors to its senior ranks. Yaser Dajani joined in the Middle East from risk consultancy Kroll, while in Australia Kate Warwick has been hired from Big Four firm PwC. 

Yaser Dajani specialises in the management of complex, cross-border transactional and non-transactional business intelligence assignments. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, he was Managing Director of Kroll Middle East and Head of Kroll’s Dubai office, and he oversaw the expansion of Kroll’s forensic investigation and business intelligence team in Dubai. Dajani previously was a senior member of the Corporate Investigations practice for Control Risks, and served economics consultancy Adam Smith International. 

He is renowned as a leading expert in internal forensic investigations, focusing on corporate misconduct and financial manipulation and employee wrongdoing such as fraud, corruption, gross embezzlement and conflicts of interest. He has acted as an expert witness in numerous criminal proceedings in the Gulf dealing with the most sensitive and high-profile assignments in the region. Dajani also is an expert in dispute advisory and litigation-support, asset-tracing and recovery projects, and has worked on a range of anti-counterfeit projects, particularly within the fast-moving consumer goods and electronics sectors. He has spent more than a decade in the United Arab Emirates, covering all jurisdictions across the Middle East and North Africa region, with a particular focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.

Dajani, who holds a master’s degree in law and security from King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree in political studies from George Mason University, has been named a Senior Managing Director in FTI’s Global Risk & Investigations practice, an arm within its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. “The regulatory environment in the Middle East is complex and continually evolving. Yaser is an excellent addition to our team and will build a practice with local market knowledge that will bring real value to our clients in the region, whether they are local Middle Eastern businesses or global organisations”, said Michael Pace, Global Leader of FTI Consulting’s Global Risk & Investigations practice. 

Yaser Dajani, Kate Warwick, Michael Pace and Steven Gunby

Kate Warwick, who is based in Melbourne, Australia, joined from PwC, where she led the Retail & Consumer unit of the Australian Deals team. At FTI Consulting, she will as a Senior Managing Director lead the firm’s Australian Retail & Consumer Products practice. She has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of restructuring and turnaround management, corporate finance and performance improvement. She specialises in advising and working with boards, shareholders, senior management and other stakeholders to maximise value and manage and mitigate risk.

Warwick’s retail and consumer clients include specialty, apparel, footwear, electronics, furniture and food and beverage companies. She has worked with some of Australia’s largest retailers with onshore and offshore operations, as well as with UK operators on complex restructurings and business transformations, supporting these businesses as they transform their business practices, regenerate revenue streams, reduce costs and unlock cash across their operations.

“Kate bring decades of expertise from across the diverse landscape of retail and consumer-oriented companies, enhancing our strength in the industry and positioning us to assist retailers with their complex go-to-market opportunities”, remarked Steven Gunby, Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting.

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