LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2017--
Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today announced that financial services veteran
Philippe De Backer has joined the firm as a Senior Client
Partner. He will be based in the firm’s Dubai office, while serving
A prominent leader in global corporate strategy consulting, Mr. De
Backer brings to the firm more than 20 years of expertise in financial
services, insurance and capital markets. His areas of focus range from
corporate strategy, business unit strategy, growth strategy and
operations improvement to organizational structure.
Mr. De Backer joins Korn Ferry from Bain & Company, where he most
recently served as Partner Advisor to the Global Financial Services
practice, overseeing intellectual capital and senior talent development.
Mr. De Backer also led various international efforts while at the firm,
including establishing and co-leading the Global Financial Services
practice, opening both the Brussels and Amsterdam offices and developing
the firm’s presence in Paris.
Previously, Mr. De Backer was Worldwide Managing Partner of the former
Carre, Orban & Partners, and before that, CEO of the advanced
electronics company, Siemens (ADB). He has been based out of the United
States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Holland and France.
“Philippe brings impeccable credentials to our firm. He is an advisor to
CEOs and boards worldwide and is widely regarded for his deep financial
services and corporate strategy expertise,” said Mark Arian, CEO of Korn
Ferry Hay Group. “Philippe’s entrepreneurial tenacity,
relationship-oriented approach and keen understanding of the talent and
leadership issues impacting global organizations will be an invaluable
asset as we continue to expand our reach and solutions.”
Mr. De Backer is a prolific author and speaker on global management
strategy. He holds a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta
Kappa, and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
About Korn Ferry
Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory
firm. We help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing
the full power and potential of people. Our more than 7,000 colleagues
deliver services through our Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep
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