Richard Ayton

Position: Mena managing director, global risk and investigations practice, FTI Consulting

Biography: Richard Ayton joined the US’ FTI Consulting in April 2013 as managing director of its global risk and investigations practice in Dubai. He assists clients in understanding issues in Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. Ayton has 15 years’ experience directly engaging with emerging markets in commercial and government roles.

Before joining FTI Consulting, he was head of advisory at a specialist risk management firm working with multinational clients. Ayton led complex investigative and consultancy projects in difficult-to-operate jurisdictions, and focused on understanding and resolving issues related to strategic decision-making, transactional compliance, new market entry and asset recovery.

He previously served in Iraq and Libya with the British government. Ayton attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK.

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