FTI Consulting Expands Global Risk & Investigations Practice to the Middle East

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 10:43

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced the expansion of its Global Risk & Investigations Practice within its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment with the appointment of Yaser M. Dajani as a Senior Managing Director to lead the practice in the Middle East and North Africa region. He will be based in Dubai. 

Mr. Dajani specializes in the management of complex, cross-border transactional and non-transactional business intelligence assignments. He also is 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.

Kevin Hewitt, Chairman of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at FTI Consulting, said, “Our clients are tackling opportunities and threats in an increasingly global context, nowhere more so than in the Middle East. Yaser’s appointment and his deep knowledge of and experience in these unique markets reflect our commitment to the region and our focus on helping clients address their critical challenges with confidence.”

Mr. 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.

Michael Pace, Global Leader of FTI Consulting’s Global Risk & Investigations Practice, added, “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.”

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Dajani 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. He previously was a senior member of the Corporate Investigations practice for Control Risks.

Mr. Dajani 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. He also received advanced training in conflict management and dispute resolution from the University of Maryland, College Park, and speaks both Arabic and English.