FTI Consulting expanded its global aviation practice with the appointment of Frank Martin as a senior managing director within the firm’s corporate finance and restructuring segment.
“Frank brings deep knowledge of the aviation sector and a valuable set of skills in maintenance and technical operations, which will be highly valuable to clients across a variety of projects,” Marc Bilbao, a senior managing director and leader of the global aviation practice at FTI Consulting, said. “The aviation industry has experienced more than its fair share of upheaval, uncertainty and market pressure recently, and we are committed to improving our clients’ ability to respond to current and new market and operational realities. Frank’s arrival enables us to do just that.”
Martin, who is based in Frankfurt, Germany, has more than 25 years of experience in the aviation industry. He has advised commercial airlines, aircraft and engine manufacturers, businesses within the aviation supply chain, lessors and investors on a range of strategic issues, particularly in technical operations. He also has helped clients with value-creation projects, including cost reduction, process optimization, contract negotiations, restructurings and workforce planning.
In his role at FTI Consulting, Martin will focus on expanding the firm’s aviation offering and providing clients with technology operations transformation advice to support the delivery of large-scale transformations and restructurings.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Martin was the global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) lead for the aviation practice of a global management consultancy firm. Prior to this, Martin served as a partner at Seabury Consulting and was a vice president at the Swiss SR Technics Group, an MRO service provider to the aviation industry. He also worked for Airbus, Lufthansa and Iberia.
“Frank’s arrival is a testament to our commitment to attract top talent who not only understand the aviation sector but have the tech ops experience to support leadership teams with critical projects at the very heart of their business functions,” Diederick van der Plas, a senior managing director and head of the corporate finance and restructuring segment in the EMEA region at FTI Consulting, said,
“I have spent my entire career helping airlines and businesses in the aviation industry implement transformative solutions, drive development and reinvent operations so that they are better prepared for the current and future environment,” Martin said. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues across FTI Consulting’s growing platform to continue this value creation.”
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