NEW YORK: FD has made a number of appointments and promotions in the US and internationally.
FD Americas promoted Mark McCall, senior MD, to head up the unit, and Beth Saunders, senior MD, to serve as chairman. McCall will be responsible for providing direction and leadership to the organization, ensuring the vision and strategy of the segment, and oversee development and growth in the Americas. He joined the firm in 2004. Saunders, who started at FD in 2007, will lead the firm's go-to-market strategy in the region, where she will communicate cross-practice service offerings, and oversee new business development, marketing and thought leadership efforts.
John Waples, senior MD, was also promoted to head of FD UK. He will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational functions of the office. He joined FD last year.
Meanwhile, Shane Dolan was hired as SVP and head of FD's office in Bahrain. Dolan's experience includes work for 15 years advising UK, European, and international firms on a wide range of sectors such as oil and gas, industrials, consumer goods, healthcare, consumer services, telecommunications, financial, and technology. FD Gulf has operated out of offices in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates since 2003, and advises on a number of regional business, including Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Arcapita, United Gulf Bank, Commercial Bank of Qatar, and The Investment Dar.