FTI Consulting bring in five new experts to bolster Paris forensics practice

18 September 2017 Consultancy.eu 3 min. read
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FTI Consulting has continued its global raid of management consulting firm Kroll. Following a number of high profile arrivals from Kroll in Europe and the Middle East, FTI has continued its aggressive team expansion in the shape of five senior experts, four from Kroll.

In August 2016, Stephanie Lhomme joined FTI Consulting, as a senior managing director, as the firm launched its forensic and litigation consulting practice in Paris ‒ with the objective of rolling-out the business in France, the Benelux, Switzerland and Francophone Africa. She came to the firm by way of management consulting group Kroll, where she was an Associate Managing Director in charge of France, the Benelux, Switzerland and Africa. A year on from Lhomme’s arrival, FTI has further expanded the practice, on-boarding five senior experts, four of whom also originate from Lhomme’s former workplace.

Jean-Marie Duniau joins as a Managing Director. Formerly a Managing Director at Kroll, he began his career with the French Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and fulfilled various postings in the Middle East. He specialises in complex business intelligence assignments, as well as money laundering and fraud investigations. He has also led forensic investigations focusing on employee wrongdoing, conflicts of interest and embezzlement.

Jean-Marie Duniau, Cyril Magnien, Jerome Desrosier, Thomas Sely and Jeremie KreitzDuniau is accompanied by an ex head of research at Kroll, Jerome Desrosier, who has joined as a Senior Director. Desrosier is expert at sourcing information both from open sources and human intelligence. Jeremie Kreitz, a former Kroll Senior Director, has also taken the same position with FTI Consulting, having led several major pre-acquisition and market entry due diligence assignments in Europe at his previous workplace. He also intervened in anti-corruption investigations and asset tracing involving state-owned entities and government officials in Europe, Africa and Latin America.

While working a different division, Thomas Sely, also becomes an FTI member via Kroll, having been employed by KrollDiscovery as an eDiscovery and computer forensics specialist before becoming a Senior Director in Technology for his new employers. He boasts expertise in the legal technology field, and has advised various companies and their lawyers in the best use of different forensic technologies and e-discovery solutions.

Cyril Magnien is the only figure among the new cohort not to have enjoyed a stint with Kroll. The newly appointed Managing Director is an expert in extensive forensic and compliance in the field of energy, manufacturing, consumer business and banking. With over fourteen years of experience, he has worked on various cross-border projects, and spent time at Capgemini, KPMGEY as well as enjoying two spells at Deloitte.

The new team of experts was chosen by Stephanie Lhomme herself, and she believes the group is filled with promise, stating “These are challenges no single skill set can properly address which is why I decided to put together an integrated and cohesive team, hiring professionals experts in their field: technology and information governance, E-discovery and computer forensics, strategic and geopolitical intelligence, forensic accountants and investigators, compliance experts.”