We are pleased to announce that Ana Heeren, a managing director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting, has joined the weekly Energy Advisor’s board of advisors.

Based in Washington, Heeren leads FTI’s Latin America and Caribbean business and brings deep energy sector experience to the practice.

She currently provides communications counsel to the government of Mexico as it negotiates the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and she recently managed a global media crisis for the Panamanian law firm involved in the Panama Papers data breach.

Heeren has also provided public affairs and media relations counsel to HOVENSA, a U.S. Virgin Islands refinery, in its liquidation process, and to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, as it renegotiated its debt and worked to transform its infrastructure.

Prior to joining FTI, Heeren was a principal in PA Consulting Group’s Global Energy practice. She has also worked at Bain & Company in Rome as part of their M&A due diligence team, and in the Madrid offices of Llorente & Cuenca.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Heeren has native fluency in Portuguese, Spanish and English. She holds an M.A. in Energy Policy and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Westminster in London.

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