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Korn/Ferry International Establishes Alliance With Woodburn Mann - Expands Presence in Southern Africa

April 22, 2010

LONDON, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced an alliance partnership with Woodburn Mann, a Southern African leadership, recruitment and talent management firm. Whitehead Mann, acquired by Korn/Ferry in 2009, has been associated with Woodburn Mann for 28 years.

Woodburn Mann is widely recognized for its strong relationships developed over three decades with Southern African corporations and for its expertise in executive search and other leadership consulting services. Working at the highest level in corporate Southern Africa, Woodburn Mann works closely with major private sector and state-owned organizations.

Woodburn Mann will be responsible for extending the Firm's executive search and talent management services in the Southern African sub-continent, in the countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

"We are excited to establish an alliance with Woodburn Mann. This partnership will allow Korn/Ferry to more successfully serve our global clients in sub-Saharan Africa and provide them with a broad range of talent management solutions," said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, President of EMEA for Korn/Ferry International.

About Woodburn Mann

Since its founding in 1982, Woodburn Mann has grown into a highly respected management consulting firm in Southern Africa. Woodburn Mann's services include executive search, board search, management audit and board evaluation. Please visit for more information on Woodburn Mann.

About Korn/Ferry International

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 celebrating 40 years in business. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE Korn/Ferry International

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