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Emmanuel Hemmerle Joins Korn/Ferry International's Global Consumer Market

May 1, 2012

SHANGHAI, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, has strengthened its China client service capabilities with the addition of Emmanuel Hemmerle to the Firm as Senior Client Partner and head of its Global Consumer Market for China, based in Shanghai.

Mr. Hemmerle will also be a member of the Firm's Board & CEO Services Practice, assisting Korn/Ferry clients in areas such as board director and CEO searches, board effectiveness, and CEO succession planning and executive assessments.

Mr. Hemmerle has spent the last twelve years living and working in China. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Hemmerle was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles where he specialized in the Consumer and Industrial practices and industry segments such as retail, fashion, luxury goods, hospitality, automotive, as well as equipment and process industries.

"I am delighted that Emmanuel is bringing to Korn/Ferry an impeccable track record of success and depth of experience from working with some of the most well-regarded global organizations," said Alicia Yi, Korn/Ferry's Managing Director, Global Consumer Market in Asia Pacific. "His wealth of knowledge, thorough understanding of China's business dynamics and culture, and deep relationships in the industry will be a strong asset as we continue to extend the depth and breadth of our capabilities to clients throughout China and the region."

Prior to executive search, Mr. Hemmerle was a retail pharmacy unit director at Zuellig Pharma China and has led distribution and retail businesses in Beijing and Shanghai. He also spent seven years with Michelin, where his last role was chief representative and general manager of Michelin's Chile and Bolivia subsidiary.

Mr. Hemmerle holds a Master's degree in Economics and Finance from Sciences-Po in Paris, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a diploma in Chinese language and civilizations from Peking University. He is fluent in several languages, including Mandarin, English, French, and his native tongue, Spanish.

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, based in Los Angeles, was the first major global executive search firm to operate in Asia Pacific when it opened its doors in Tokyo in 1973. Today it has eighteen offices in key business centers throughout the region. Korn/Ferry delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, engage, develop, and retain their talent.

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SOURCE Korn/Ferry International

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