Brunswick Group, the global advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations, today announced that Cara O’Brien has joined the firm as a Partner based in Hong Kong. Cara has extensive experience across M&A, financial, corporate and crisis communications. She joins Brunswick from a large communications agency where she was most recently Senior Managing Director and Head of Strategic Communications, Asia Business Operations, based in Hong Kong.
During a nearly two-decade career in New York and Hong Kong, Cara built a strong track record supporting clients on a range of critical situations in both the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. Prior to this, Cara worked at Credit Suisse where she spent six years serving as a portfolio manager in the bank’s Project Finance group.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer said: “I am delighted to welcome Cara to the firm. She has an outstanding reputation and has worked with a range of international and Chinese companies. She will be an important asset to our firm and to our clients in Asia and globally.”
Tim Payne, Senior Partner and Head of Asia said: “Cara’s wealth of M&A experience, management expertise and strategic insights complements our existing team in the region and will also strengthen our deep investor engagement capabilities, as we continue to provide quality support and high-level advice to our clients.”
On joining Brunswick, Cara O’Brien said: “I am thrilled to join Brunswick, which I have respected and admired for many years. The firm’s international footprint, together with its very strong presence in Asia, offers an ideal platform to help clients effectively navigate today’s increasingly interconnected global environment. This is an exciting time to be joining Brunswick and I look forward to working closely with clients and colleagues in Asia and around the world.”
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick Group LLP is a global advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick is a partnership with 23 offices around the world. Brunswick has had a presence in Asia since 2004. It has offices in Singapore, Mumbai and three offices in Greater China: Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.
Lisa Foley, Asia Managing Partner
About Cara O’Brien
Cara O’Brien is an experienced strategic communications advisor, with more than 20 years of experience in the communications and finance industries during time spent in Hong Kong and New York.
Cara started her career as an Associate at Credit Suisse where she spent six years serving as a portfolio manager in the bank’s Project Finance group. In 2000, she joined FTI Consulting in New York and during a nearly two-decade career with the firm held various management and leadership roles. Cara moved to Hong Kong in 2011 to help enhance FTI’s Asia business and most recently served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Strategic Communications Asia Business Operations, advising clients on critical communications issues including M&A transactions, IPOs, investor and media relations programs, reputation management campaigns and crisis communication strategies.
Cara received an M.A. from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University.