FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Barnaby Briggs as a Managing Director in the Company’s Public Affairs practice within the Strategic Communications segment. He will be based in Brussels.
Mr. Briggs joins FTI Consulting following more than 15 years with Shell International, where he most recently served as a Strategic Relations Manager, focusing on social performance, oil spills and gas flaring in Nigeria, as well as on global stakeholder engagement around other complex issues, such as oil sands and shale gas. Previously, Mr. Briggs led Shell International’s Social Performance Management Unit within the Corporate Affairs team, which provided policy, best practices and guidance on managing social performance across the global network. Mr. Briggs joins Strategic Communications’ Energy industry team in Brussels, which has a well-established track record of advising multinational companies on how to engage with politicians, non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”) and the media across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In his new role, Mr. Briggs will counsel oil and gas, pipeline, shipping and renewable clients on a wide range of political, policy, regulatory or reputational challenges and opportunities they face.
“Effectively addressing complex energy issues is becoming a key 21st century requirement for decision-makers in business and the public sector,” said Kerstin Duhme, Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting. “Bringing Barnaby on board further strengthens our ability to help our clients respond to some of the most pressing societal issues and navigate the complex and ever-changing legislative and regulatory energy landscape.”
Mr. Briggs further strengthens the Strategic Communications team in Brussels, which was recently recognized as the “2014 Strategic Communications Firm of the Year in Belgium” by Corporate INTL magazine. The office’s Public Affairs offering is complemented by the firm’s global business advisory services, including risk mitigation in financial and operational crises.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. (fticonsulting.com) is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013.