FTI Consulting Kevin West as senior managing director

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FTI Consulting, Inc. has appointed Kevin West as a Senior Managing Director in the firm’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment in South Africa.

The company said in a statement that Mr West will be based in Johannesburg.

Kevin West brings more than 30 years of experience leading forensic inquiries and investigating financial crimes across Africa and many other international markets. He will lead the firm’s work in advising on and resolving highly complex, multi-jurisdictional regulatory enforcement and compliance challenges.

Mr West joins FTI Consulting from FirstRand Group, where he led the bank’s Financial Crime Risk business and oversaw compliance with all anti-money laundering/combatting the financing of terrorism regulations.

Prior to this role, he was Head of Financial Crime at Barclays Africa Group, where he managed the bank’s activities against money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions, bribery and corruption. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners.

He joins a highly experienced team, led by Senior Managing Director Petrus Marais, that provides in-depth sector expertise and strong commercial acumen to organisations operating in South Africa and across international markets.

FTI Consulting expanded its Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment to South Africa in April 2017 with the addition of Mr Marais and a team of senior professionals in Johannesburg and Cape Town, a market where FTI Consulting had already been active through its Strategic Communications segment and Economic & Financial Consulting practice. The appointments in Forensic & Litigation Consulting reflect the growing demand for local specialist knowledge in complex cases of fraud, financial disputes and corruption.

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