FTI Consulting appoints Joanne Wong as senior MD to bolster Asia leadership

FTI Consulting has appointed Joanne Wong as a senior managing director in the strategic communications segment. She will be based in Hong Kong and report to Paul Downie, the segment’s chairman of Asia Pacific.

Wong’s appointment comes alongside a number of senior hires across the region, including Mae Mei as senior director in Shanghai, Natalie Sui as a senior director in Hong Kong, Romain Caillaud as senior director in Tokyo, and Mona Mohan as senior director in Mumbai.

“The appointments of Joanne, Mae, Natalie, Romain and Mona further enhance FTI Consulting’s ability to ensure gold-standard communications counsel and support to our clients in every market in which they operate, invest or have other interests,” said Mark McCall, global segment leader of the strategic communications segment.

He continued, “These additions further cement FTI Consulting’s unique position to provide integrated localised perspective that clients need, particularly in cross-border transactions, crises, capital raising and litigation matters.”

With 19 years of experience, Wong has held senior regional leadership positions at global communications consultancies, with responsibilities overseeing operations and client delivery in Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Korea. Prior to that, she held various roles in political analysis, media and communications.

Wong has extensive experience in corporate reputation, public affairs, financial communications, issues and crisis management, market entry and access, media training, and cross-border strategies. She also has specific sector expertise in healthcare and life sciences, energy and natural resources, retail and consumer, financial services, technology, media and telecommunications, and industrials.

Downie added, “Joanne has an impressive track record of advising multinational clients that face complex communications challenges in highly scrutinized industries across a number of different geographies. She will be an excellent addition to our senior leadership team as we continue to strengthen our offering and build our business across Asia.”

Wong said, “As international companies continue to expand their presence in the region particularly in North Asia, and as Asia-originated ambitious brands increasingly look beyond their home turfs, I’m excited to join FTI Consulting to bring a truly unique, differentiated and holistic suite of services to bear for our clients.”