Akin Harrison,
Rebecca Gasser

FGS Global appoints Akin Harrison as chief legal officer and Rebecca Gasser as global chief information officer.

Harrison comes to FGS from TEGNA, where he was senior VP and general counsel, overseeing all of the company’s legal, compliance and regulatory matters. He was previously associate general counsel at Gannett, and served as an attorney at legal firms Brobeck, Pheleger and Harrison, and Weil Gotshal and Manges, representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and corporate lending transactions. In his new role, Harrison will lead FGS’s legal function and contribute to the ongoing development of global strategy.

Gasser was most recently global CIO at Omnicom Health. Before that, she served as VP of information technology at Ferradino & Son and held a range of executive positions during close to 20 years at global pharmaceutical company GSK. At FGS, Gasser will be responsible for overseeing IT across FGS Global’s three regions and 27 offices.

“The addition of Akin and Rebecca brings highly experienced legal and technological skills to the firm at a time when we are expanding our worldwide capabilities and footprint,” said FGS Global CEO Alexander Geiser.