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Korn/Ferry Advances Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

June 25, 2012
-Initiative to be led by Victor Arias-

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced the appointment of Victor Arias, Senior Client Partner, to lead the Firm's enhanced Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. These initiatives are focused on continuing to support and evolve the firm's strong commitment to D&I both for its clients and its own workforce.

Mr. Arias has led several transformational diversity-focused programs at leading global organizations. He has more than 15 years of executive recruitment and talent management experience, and has held many governance roles with both for profit and nonprofit organizations. He is currently a member of the Board & CEO Services, Real Estate and Education practices at Korn/Ferry. 

"Today's global organizations demand contemporary solutions that embrace diversity and inclusion within their talent strategy, beyond just recruitment," said Arias, Korn/Ferry Senior Client Partner and global leader of the D&I initiative. "Global workforces are dramatically changing and our clients have unique requirements to ensure a diverse workforce working seamlessly together to produce results. Korn/Ferry is dedicated to providing talent solutions to meet those needs for our clients and for ourselves." In support of this initiative, Mr. Arias will be leading a global team of Korn/Ferry colleagues who deliver a wide range of talent offerings.  

"Since the day Korn/Ferry was founded more 40 years ago, our firm has always placed a high premium and importance on diversity and inclusiveness, represented through the clients we serve and the diverse workforce we embrace today," said Linda Hyman, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, Korn/Ferry International.  "We are excited to evolve our approach with Victor's leadership and are delighted that he has agreed to take on this important effort."   

Mr. Arias is a co-Founder of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) and a current board member of Popeye's Chicken, Notre Dame Institute of Latino Studies, Stanford GSB Advisory Council, and UTEP Leadership Council. He is also Trustee Emeritus for Stanford University and past Commissioner for the White House Fellows Commission. He is very active with diversity organizations nationally and a frequent speaker at conferences regarding diversity on corporate boards.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm delivers services and solutions that help clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development and retention of their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property, and research.

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Nicole Roberts, +1-310-226-2619, nicole.roberts@kornferry.com

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