Alicia Yi Joins Korn/Ferry International as Managing Director, Strategic Client Services
SINGAPORE, June 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, has appointed Alicia Yi as Managing Director of Strategic Client Services based in Singapore.
Ms. Yi will lead and develop the Consumer market in Singapore and engage with global and regional clients to build their leadership teams. She will also co-head Korn/Ferry's Human Resources Center of Expertise in Asia Pacific.
Ms. Yi brings with her a long standing reputation working with foremost global and regional clients in Asia Pacific. Combined with Korn/Ferry's global network and teams, Ms. Yi's appointment boosts Korn/Ferry's business in two key sectors - Consumer and Human Resources.
"Alicia is a highly experienced professional with strong strategic, business and leadership acumen. Her knowledge of the region and Consumer sector is vastly sought after by local and multinational companies looking to expand and build their operations in Asia," 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 Asia Pacific's growing middle class and rising economies," said Yi. "I look forward to working with our Korn/Ferry colleagues to help clients identify, attract and retain the best talent to succeed in this competitive environment."
Prior to Korn/Ferry, Ms. Yi was the Managing Partner of the Heidrick & Struggles' Singapore office. She was a key leader in building the Consumer practice and was a trusted advisor to key executives in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), retail and hotel sectors. She also established and led the regional Human Resources functional practice across major Asia Pacific countries. In addition, Ms. Yi was the CEO and founder of a strategic HR consulting firm and the Head of Compensation Practice in Chicago and Singapore for Towers Perrin, a leading global HR consulting firm.
A true global citizen, Ms. Yi has lived and worked in three continents - Asia, USA and Europe and is an active member of the Young President Organization (YPO). Born in Korea, she grew up in the U.S. and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University.
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, Bangkok, 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, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit www.kornferryasia.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.
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