FTI Consulting Announces Leadership Appointments in Economic Consulting and EMEA


FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) announced leadership changes in the firm’s Economic Consulting segment and Europe, Middle East & Africa (“EMEA”) region, effective immediately.

Chris Osborne, who previously served as the Company’s Co-Chairman of the EMEA region and Head of the Company’s Economic & Financial Consulting practice, has been appointed Global Leader of the Economic Consulting segment. He assumes the role from John Klick, who has led the segment since 2004 and who will be taking on a critical new Executive Committee-level role focused on key client relationships. Kevin Hewitt, who served as Co-Chairman of the EMEA region, has been appointed as Chairman of the EMEA region. All three senior leaders will continue to serve on the firm’s Executive Committee, which includes segment leaders, regional leaders and heads of key corporate functions.

“Our Economic Consulting segment has driven significant growth in Europe and is now our largest business by revenues in the EMEA region and globally,” said Steven H. Gunby, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. “Both Chris and Kevin’s appointments further demonstrate our commitment to internationalizing our business, and at a time when the Company is further defining the role that a region can and should play in helping us move forward boldly, I can think of no one better suited than Kevin to build on the substantial success we are having in EMEA.”

Mr. Gunby added, “I would like to thank John for his dedication and leadership of our Economic Consulting segment over the past 13 years and for providing Chris with a solid foundation to build upon. I look forward to further major contributions from John in his new role.”

Commenting on the leadership transition, Mr. Klick said, “Chris has had a tremendous amount to do with the solid position our Economic Consulting business is in today, and I want to thank him for his contributions and congratulate him on his new role. As I transition into my new role, I see this as an opportunity to start a similar transition on a firm-wide basis, by deepening our relationships with the world’s leading law firms and corporations. My new role will be focused on better anticipating our clients’ key challenges and opportunities, ensuring that when they seek our advice, they have complete confidence that FTI Consulting is committed to being a long-term partner.”