Wajdi Kharrat joins FTI Consulting’s Technology division in France

08 September 2021 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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FTI Consulting has strengthened its team in France with the hire of Wajdi Kharrat, who joins as a Managing Director in the firm's Technology division.

Based in FTI Consulting’s Paris office, Wajdi Kharrat joins the firm’s Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice, and focuses on helping clients across sectors with challenges at the intersection of data and regulation.

Kharrat brings 17 years of experience in management consulting to the role, having previously served several large and smaller consultancies. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, he served French boutique Governa Consulting for five years, and before that, he held roles of ascending seniority at Protiviti, and Big Four giants EY and PwC.

Wajdi Kharrat, Managing Director, FTI Consulting

In between, Kharrat also gained corporate experience within the Internal Audit Head Office of French multinational insurance group Axa.

Commenting on his new challenge, he said: “'FTI Consulting’s Technology segment is one of the world's foremost providers of information governance and data privacy solutions and expertise. It’s a privilege to be joining such an impressive team of experts, and I look forward to serving new and existing clients in France and across Europe.” 

Kharrat specialises in topics including data management, GDPR compliance, information security, internal controls, transformation and risk management. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE). 

“We welcome Wajdi to the team. His experience will help localise our information governance solutions in France and broaden our global reach,” said Sonia Cheng, a Senior Managing Director and Head of the EMEA Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice at FTI Consulting.

Thomas Sely, a Managing Director and Head of FTI Technology in France, added: “We’re seeing growing demand for services as well as information governance as a proactive strategy for dealing with emerging risks. Wajdi’s experience is perfectly aligned with our clients’ evolving needs, and his addition to the team will position us for further growth.”