FTI Consulting appoints MDs to handle strategic communications segment

FTI Consulting has appointed two managing directors to strengthen its communications capabilities. 

Renfeng Zhao (pictured left) brings nearly 25 years of experience in journalism and communications to the company, providing advice for both Chinese and international clients. Throughout his career, he has worked on numerous landmark projects, including China’s first acquisition of an energy transmission asset in Europe and supported Chinese solar companies to defend their position in the EU’s anti-dumping investigation. 
Zhao was a senior journalist with China Daily. He is a visiting professor at the School of International Affairs of Renmin University in China and was a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for energy studies.

Moreover, prior to joining FTI Consulting, Angela Yu (picture right) was executive director and spokesperson at Goldman Sachs China for 15 years, where she was responsible for the corporate communications strategy for the firm in China. She brings significant experience in media relations, media strategy planning, crisis communications, media events, branding and executing on company strategy. Before Goldman Sachs, Yu helped establish Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s offices in Beijing and Shanghai.

During this time, she developed the company’s investor relations and corporate communications strategy. Prior to Citigate, Yu worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley for seven years and at China Great Wall Industry Corporation, which included four years in Germany. 

“This is an exciting development for the firm, as we continue to invest in our business with key hires to support our clients in China. With managing director and head of the strategic communications segment Rachel Hsueh joining the firm earlier on in the year to lead our China business, and now with Renfeng and Angela coming onboard, we are able to offer our clients a full suite of services across three key pillars: reputation management, capital markets and public affairs,” said Joanne Wong, North Asia leader for the strategic communications segment at FTI Consulting.

The strategic communications segment at FTI Consulting in China comprises three pillars that help clients deliver results while meeting business objectives. The reputation management offering is led by Hsueh in Shanghai, who is supported by senior director Maggie Geng in Beijing. Zhao and Yu lead the Greater China public affairs and capital markets offerings from Beijing.

The strategic communications segment at FTI Consulting designs and executes communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. In addition, FTI Consulting supports clients through its corporate finance and restructuring, economic consulting, forensic and litigation consulting and technology segments.

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