FTI Consulting appoints new Managing Director to head technology practice

05 December 2018 Consultancy.in 3 min. read

FTI Consulting has announced the appointment of a new Senior Managing Director for its India practice. Amit Jaju will be based out of the firm’s Mumbai office and will lead the firm’s technology practice, with a primary focus in the increasingly demanding domain of forensic sciences.

Advisory services in the field of forensic sciences are becoming increasingly central in India’s economy, which has led a number of consulting firms – including all the Big Four accounting and advisory firms – to develop their talent in the domain. FTI Consulting has now become the latest to take action in this direction.

Amit Jaju is a highly experienced professional in the forensic technology department, and has a portfolio that includes some of the most illustrious advisory firms in the world. Academically, he holds a Masters in Technology, Information Technology & Enterprise Systems from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Having subsequently obtained an MBA, Jaju began his professional career as an Associate Consultant at Paladion Networks, where he worked for just under a year. He then joined Big Four firm KPMG, where he spent nearly four years during which time he ascended to the position of Manager for Forensic Sciences.

FTI Consulting appoints new Managing Director to head technology practice

Since 2010, Jaju has been engaged at global professional services firm EY, where he has made his way to the position of Partner & Head of Forensic Technology as well as the Markets Leader for Analytics, Cyber and SAM for the region of Europe, Middle East, India and Asia. 

He now takes over as a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, where he will also head the Forensic Technology department. Based out of the Mumbai office, he is expected to boost FTI’s offerings not only in forensics technology, but also in e-discovery and data analytics across the Indian market.

Commenting on his appointment, Global CEO at FTI Sophie Ross said, “Demand for trusted advisors with deep expertise in cross-border electronic discovery, global digital forensic investigations and data analytics is growing rapidly worldwide. The firm’s Technology segment is expanding to accommodate our clients’ needs across a broad range of challenges and jurisdictions. As our new leader in India, Amit further enhances our ability to serve clients regionally and across the globe.”

Jaju himself added, “Worldwide, FTI Technology has a reputation for specialized expertise in areas that bring the most risk to large, multi-national corporations,” Mr. Jaju said. “In India, these companies need support navigating a range of issues, including compliance, remediation, regulatory disputes and financial crime. I look forward to bringing my expertise in large, complex cross-border matters to help our clients mitigate risk and protect their most valuable assets.”