Jorge Padilla
Jorge Padilla

Jorge Padilla, deputy editor-in-chief of Reforma, an influential Mexican newspaper, has joined FTI Consulting in Mexico City.

He takes the senior director spot in FTI’s strategic communications operation.

With 20 years of journalism under his belt, Padilla will concentrate largely on reputational and policy issues in Mexico’s energy sector. He also served as Reforma’s business editor and editor-in-chief of Mural, Reforma’s sister newspaper.

Brian Kennedy, head of the Americas for FTI’s stratcomm unit, said the addition of Padilla comes as clients face local and cross-border challenges and an evolving regulatory landscape that requires more coordinated and integrated PA and reputation management projects.

FTI has worked closely with the Government of Mexico in areas such as the “modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement.”

NAFTA has been recast as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).