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Stuart Witchell

Managing Director


Stuart Witchell is the Asia–Pacific leader of BRG's Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice. He has significant experience in the conduct of sophisticated business intelligence and reputational due diligence assignments in Asia and globally; major fraud and corruption investigations including FCPA; in multijurisdictional asset searches; in discreet strategies to assist with hostile takeovers; in provision of evidence for litigation support, including anti-dumping cases; in consulting on brand protection and product counterfeiting issues in emerging markets; and in crisis contingency planning and response.

Mr. Witchell is a founding member of International Risk Ltd, which was acquired by FTI Consulting in July 2006. Before moving to Hong Kong, he was the Japan representative of a global business advisory firm, a position he held for eight years. He has more than 25 years of experience in the investigations, business intelligence, and risk mitigation industry in Asia and the former Soviet Bloc, including establishing a risk advisory division for a Big Four accounting firm in Japan, as well as 17 years of experience as a diplomat in the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

During his last appointment in Japan with the government, his main responsibilities included liaison with various Japanese government agencies, representing the views of the British Government, and dealing with international criminal activity, including money laundering, organized crime, terrorism, and regional security issues.

Mr. Witchell is an accomplished public speaker, having made numerous presentations throughout the Asia region on a broad range of topics such as fraud and risk management. He has published widely on risk management, is regularly quoted by the media, and has appeared many times on feature presentations on television.


University of Virginia Darden School of Business
MBA, 2010

Employment History

FTI Consulting
Hong Kong
Senior managing director
Co-leader of the Asia Pacific Global Risk & Investigation Practice 
2010 - 2016

FTI Consulting
Senior managing director
Japan representative
2006 - 2010

International Risk Limited
Senior vice president
Japan representative
2002 - 2006

Senior director
2000 - 2002

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
London, Warsaw, East Berlin, and Tokyo
1983 - 2000

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