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Korn/Ferry Strengthens Asia Pacific Markets With Two New Industry Leaders in Singapore

SINGAPORE, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –

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Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, continues to strengthen its Asia Pacific business with the appointments of two new Regional Market Leaders in Singapore.

Peter Everaert, formerly the Regional Market Leader for Korn/Ferry’s Global Industrial Market, EMEA, has relocated to Singapore from Europe to lead the Market for Asia Pacific, while Alicia Yi has been appointed Regional Market Leader, Global Consumer Market, Asia Pacific.

“Both Peter and Alicia are highly experienced professionals with strong strategic, business and leadership acumen and a long standing reputation of working with foremost global and regional clients,” said Charles Tseng, president, Asia Pacific for Korn/Ferry.

“Building leadership and talent in Asia Pacific may be the single most important initiative for global and regional companies who are all positioning to benefit from the region’s growing middle class and rising economies. Peter and Alicia’s knowledge of their respective industries is vastly sought after by local and multinational companies looking to expand and build their operations and leadership teams as well as identify, attract and develop the best talent to succeed in this competitive environment,” he added.

Mr. Everaert has 22 years of professional experience in organizational and leadership development, change management and executive recruitment. He works with global boards and executive teams on strategic programs that enhance business performance through leadership and organizational development.

Mr. Everaert has been with the Firm for seven years. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, he worked as a management consultant to the industrial and high-tech industries. Earlier in his career, Mr. Everaert worked in the steel industry.

Based in Singapore, Ms. Yi joined Korn/Ferry last year from Heidrick & Struggles as Managing Director of Strategic Client Services and co-leader for the firm’s Human Resources Center of Expertise, Asia Pacific. At her previous firm, Ms. Yi was Managing Partner of the Singapore office and played a key role in advising local as well as MNC companies to build their consumer teams in Asia Pacific. Prior to executive search, she was in the HR management consulting space for over 15 years.

Ms. Yi has lived and worked in Asia, the U.S. and Europe and is an active member of the Young President Organization (YPO). She is also a frequent speaker on leadership, gender diversity and human capital strategy, and has led initiatives in board diversity issues in the region as well as in Singapore.

About Korn/Ferry International Asia Pacific
Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Korn/Ferry was the first major global executive search firm to operate in Asia Pacific when it opened its doors in Tokyo in 1973 and today has 18 offices in key business centers throughout the region, including: Auckland, Bangalore, Beijing, Brisbane, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Wellington. Based in Los Angeles, the Firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, deploy, develop and reward their talent. Visit http://www.kornferryasia.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and http://www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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