Kenneth M Stern is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Mr Stern has over 40 years of combined advisory and business experience in the energy and chemical industries, with extensive involvement in strategic, commercial, and technological matters as well as merger and acquisition transactions. Mr Stern has experience as an arbitrator, expert witness and business adviser.
By virtue of his many years of experience in the energy and chemical industries, Mr Stern is an authoritative and highly knowledgeable expert in these business segments. He has extensive experience in developing corporate business strategies and executing merger and acquisition transactions. Mr Stern has testified as an expert witness in legal matters involving the energy business, petrochemical and polymer production technology and markets, energy and petrochemical supply and valuation, and has served as a neutral arbitrator in contractual disputes involving the valuation of refined petroleum products, petrochemicals and polymers.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr Stern was a partner and national industry director at KPMG, where he led this Big Four firm’s activities in the energy and chemical industries. Mr Stern was also vice president of corporate development at Tosco Corporation, the largest independent petroleum refiner in the United States prior to its acquisition by Phillips Petroleum in 2001. Mr Stern worked for 20 years at the consulting firm Chem Systems, including seven years as the managing director of the firm, with overall responsibility for energy and chemical consulting activities in North and South America and Asia, prior to the acquisition of Chem Systems by IBM in 1998.
Mr Stern received his MBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York and received his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Cooper Union in New York. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society and The Chemist’s Club.
WWL says: Kenneth Stern impressed one client with his "vast expertise in the chemicals and petrochemicals sector and impressive testimony skills". Another praised his responsive manner and "willingness to work with the legal team to develop effective case theory".
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