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Korn/Ferry Appoints Jonathan R. Holmes as Managing Director, Middle East

June 18, 2011

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, has appointed Jonathan R. Holmes as Managing Director, Middle East.

Mr. Holmes's executive search career with Korn/Ferry spans over 18 years and five countries, where he has undertaken general management searches across a range of geographies and industries, including industrial, consumer and healthcare. He first joined Korn/Ferry in London before moving to Moscow and opening the Korn/Ferry Russian office in January 1994. After four years, he relocated to Mumbai to lead the Korn/Ferry India business. In 2000, he moved to Singapore to run a vertical market in Southeast Asia, and in late 2000, moved to Seoul to take responsibility for the Korean market. Additionally, he was responsible for overseeing Korn/Ferry's Thailand presence in 2009.

"As the leader of the Firm's talent solutions team in the Middle East, Jonathan will be furthering Korn/Ferry's operations in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and opening new offices in the region," said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, president of Korn/Ferry International, EMEA.

Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Holmes was a consultant with Carre, Orban & Partners - which merged with Korn/Ferry in 1993. His experience in building businesses in emerging markets, including Korea, India, Russia and Singapore, and his cross-cultural expertise are key to the ongoing success of Korn/Ferry in this rapidly evolving center of global business.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry (NYSE: KFY), with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, deploy, develop and reward their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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