Baringa partner Stephen Haw joins FTI Consulting in the GCC

05 April 2021 2 min. read

After serving Baringa Partners for more than a decade, Stephen Haw has joined FTI Consulting in the Middle East as a Senior Managing Director.

Stephen Haw has been based in Abu Dhabi since 2017, having relocated from the UK to lead Baringa's advisory services for energy and utility clients in the GCC region. He now joins FTI Consulting’s Abu Dhabi office to fulfil a similar role – further developing the firm’s regional capabilities specifically in the energy and utilities sector.

The seasoned consultant – he brings over two decades of consulting industry experience – is part of FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, one of the firm’s five main divisions. With more than 6,300 consultants and staff worldwide, FTI Consulting is one of the globe’s leading consultancies and significantly larger than Baringa Partners (around 700 staff).

Stephen Haw, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

FTI’s Middle East Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment is led by Vikas Papriwal, who joined the consultancy late 2020 following fifteen years at KPMG.

Prior to serving Baringa, Haw spent five years at Accenture, led a consulting business he co-founded, and practiced as a civil engineer for Balfour Beatty. During his career, he has advised on multiple operational and strategic projects including pre- and post-divestment and integration, operational transformation, strategic technology and digital investment, innovation, and regulatory, economic and market design initiatives. 

He started specialising in the energy & utilities space early in his career, and has extensive engagement experience across subsectors that include electricity, gas, renewables, water and wastewater with clients including regulators, operating companies, group companies and authorities.

“Stephen’s arrival augments the continued growth of FTI Consulting’s corporate finance and restructuring expertise in the Middle East. His presence on the ground in Abu Dhabi combined with his wealth of local knowledge enhances our depth of talent in the region and benefits our clients as they navigate challenges in the market,” said Papriwal.

In the Middle East, FTI Consulting has offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. The firm landed in the region in 2005, and significantly bolstered its presence in the region with the acquisition of Dubai-headquartered global TMT consultancy Delta Partners.