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Alexandre S. Fialho Joins Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting as Head of Latin America

November 22, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced Alexandre S. Fialho has joined as President and Chief Operating Officer for the Leadership and Talent Consulting business in Latin America. He is based in the firm's Sao Paulo office.

Mr. Fialho joins Korn/Ferry from Hay Group, where he was a Corporate Director and led the firm's Building Effective Organizations (BEO) practice in Brazil, and its global C-Suite Practitioner Network. He has served as a management and strategy executive for several global companies, and as Director and Associate Dean of Fundacao Dom Cabral, recently ranked by the Financial Times as the sixth best executive education center in the world.

"I am delighted to have Alexandre as part of our senior leadership team," said Ana Dutra, CEO of Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting. "His experience as an advisor to many CEOs and Boards on aligning organizational strategy, culture, and people, and as one of Latin America's leading business strategy gurus is going to bring tremendous capabilities to our clients, and will help us effectively grow our brand in the region."

Throughout his career Mr. Fialho has developed a unique approach to management strategy termed strategic inspiration, helping clients align inspiration and aspiration in setting their business strategy before they move forward with the tactics of implementation. Leveraging his background in finance, strategy, and philosophy, this connection of hard and soft skills has provided Alexandre the opportunity to help senior leadership of Fortune 500 and Latin American companies clarify their business goals, define operational models, and align their organizational strategy, people, and culture for more effective business execution.

Mr. Fialho will be responsible for both growing the Latin American business for Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting, as well as managing regional consulting operations.

Dutra added, "I also want to thank Managing Principal Noah Rabinowitz, who has served for several months as our interim leader in Latin America, and tirelessly helped to build a greater presence for Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting in the region, while we were recruiting a local leader. Noah will now be able to dedicate his time to playing a critical leadership role in our global Enterprise Learning practice."

Mr. Fialho holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor in Business Administration from Gama Filho University, a Bachelor in Philosophy from UNISUL (Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina), and an M.B.A. from Fundacao Getulio Vargas and Ohio University. He is also a frequent lecturer on strategy and M&A topics at various universities in Latin America.

About Korn/Ferry International

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. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE Korn/Ferry International

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