Ana Dutra Joins Korn/Ferry International as CEO of Leadership Development Solutions Group
- Dutra Succeeds Gary Hourihan, Who Assumes Role of Chairman, Leadership Development Solutions -
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that it has appointed Ana Dutra as Chief Executive Officer of its Leadership Development Solutions group and Executive Vice President of Korn/Ferry International. She succeeds Gary Hourihan, who has been named to the role of Chairman, Leadership Development Solutions.
Ms. Dutra will be responsible for driving the global growth of Leadership Development Solutions, Lominger International and LeaderSource, and overseeing all operational aspects of the firm's leadership business. In his new role, Mr. Hourihan will focus on business generation, major account relationships and supporting the firm's intellectual property development.
Ms. Dutra, who will report directly to Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International, brings to Korn/Ferry more than 18 years of consulting experience, most recently at Accenture, where she was Managing Director of the firm's Organization Strategy practice. Prior to joining Accenture, Ms. Dutra was with Mercer Management Consulting and, prior to that, held roles with Marakon Associates, CNA Consulting Group and CSC Index. She began her career at IBM.
"Ana has the right combination of strategic agility, intellect and interpersonal savvy to drive our Leadership Development Solutions group forward," said Gary Burnison, Chief Executive Officer. "I want to thank and acknowledge Gary Hourihan for the remarkable job he has done in growing our leadership business, and am delighted that he will stay on with Korn/Ferry as Chairman of Leadership Development Solutions, a position that will leverage his unique talents and background. This management transition will allow us to further unlock growth for our Leadership Development Solutions business."
Mr. Hourihan joined Korn/Ferry in 1999 and has served as President of Leadership Development Solutions since 2003. During this time, he has been responsible for overseeing global operations and strategy for Leadership Development Solutions, and instrumental in building the business into a key growth driver for the firm.
Korn/Ferry's Leadership Development Solutions group provides a range of talent management solutions that help clients maximize the effectiveness of their talent and align critical competencies with organizational strategy. By combining validated behavioral assessment and development tools with an understanding of the skills and experiences required for success, Leadership Development Solutions helps clients identify and measure required competencies; assess, select, develop, coach, motivate and retain top leaders; identify and design executive compensation strategies to attract and retain top talent; and scale key talent management processes to ensure ongoing organizational success.
About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International, with more than 80 offices in 39 countries, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit http://www.kornferry.com.
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