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Korn/Ferry Appoints Sean Kim as Office Managing Director for Seoul

May 4, 2011

SEOUL, South Korea, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, has appointed Sean Kim as Office Managing Director of its Seoul office. He assumes the role from Jonathan Holmes, who has moved to Dubai to serve as Managing Director, Middle East.

Mr. Kim joined Korn/Ferry in 2006 as Client Partner and was promoted to Senior Client Partner in 2009. A member of the Firm's Global Technology Market, Mr. Kim leads the general practice for Korean companies and has helped to develop deep relationships with Korean conglomerates and MNCs.

"Sean is a leader with proven business and people skills. An accomplished client service professional, his wealth of knowledge and deep relationships in the industry will spur our multi-service practice and team in South Korea to greater growth," said Charles Tseng, president of Korn/Ferry Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Kim was chief executive officer of Metro Seoul Holdings, the Korean affiliate of Metro, the world's largest free daily newspaper. Before that, he was a consultant with Bain & Company and was involved in various projects with a focus on high-tech industries. He was also a member of the in-house consulting team in the chairman's office of SK Group, where he helped create corporate strategies and action plans for the company. Mr. Kim began his career with Accenture, where he worked as a consultant and business analyst as part of the process competency group.

An accomplished speaker and author, Mr. Kim holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with triple majors in finance, marketing and strategic marketing. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration, graduating early with honors, from Sogang University.

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 was the first major global executive search firm to operate in Asia Pacific when it opened its doors in Tokyo in 1973 and today has 18 offices in key business centres throughout the region, including: Auckland, Bangalore, Beijing, Brisbane, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo and Wellington. 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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