Counsels senior executives and boards on critical issues, transactions and capital raising, governance and ESG, geopolitical challenges, and reputation management. Focus on the technology sector.
Partner at Brunswick Group in Asia, helping to grow the business and team over 11 years. Led TMT sector in Asia and developed ESG and governance practice globally.
Often found on long-haul flights, skilled at beating jetlag. Loves hiking, gardening and outdoor pursuits. Passionate about bridging gaps in U.S. – China relations.
Ginny Wilmerding is a Partner at FGS Global advising on reputational risk management, transaction communications and ESG, with a focus on critical issues and geopolitical complexity. An American now based in New York, Ginny spent 19 years working in Hong Kong and China and still spends time in the region. She counsels senior executives and boards on complex financial situations, crisis response, ESG strategy and activism, geopolitics and de-risking, and investor engagement. She leads the firm’s Global China Bridge team, is a member of the Transactions and Financial Communications and Board Initiatives practice groups and helps drive the global TMT sector efforts. Prior to joining FGS Global, she was a Partner at Brunswick Group, where she helped drive dramatic growth in the Asia business from 2010 to 2020. Other corporate experience includes business development roles for Hutchison Whampoa and Lucent Technologies in Hong Kong and Shanghai and heading corporate affairs for American PE-backed Internet services companies.
Notable advisory engagements have included geopolitical advisory and stakeholder engagement for Lenovo and SHEIN, crisis advice to PE/VC firms and MNCs on US Congressional investigations related to China, Syngenta Group’s planned IPO, M&A and capital raising advisory for Southeast Asian tech companies, Alibaba Group’s $25B IPO on NYSE and Ant Group’s $10B private placement, critical issues work for Western MNCs including H&M and UPS, multiple M&A transactions in Asia for Bain Capital, and counsel to clients in sensitive industries including semiconductors and AI.
Ginny is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the board of Techtronic Industries (SEHK.0669) and a founding steering committee member of the 30% Club Hong Kong, and she was a Board Trustee of Princeton in Asia for 24 years. In 2022, Ms Wilmerding earned the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing and in 2021, she earned the Financial Times Level 7 Non-Executive Director Diploma. Ms Wilmerding regularly writes and speaks on global topics and she published a business advice book for women in 2006 (John Wiley & Sons).
Ginny holds a BA in East Asian Studies from Princeton University and speaks and reads Chinese.