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Korn/Ferry International Establishes Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise in Shanghai, China

October 27, 2008

- Mr. Bill Fello to Help Companies Entering Asia to Improve Flexibility and Performance -

SINGAPORE, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that it is creating a new Global Supply Chain Center of Expertise (COE) based in Shanghai, China. The establishment of the COE is in direct response to the complex challenges posed as Asia in general and China in particular have become the focal points of global supply chain expansion for companies across virtually all industries. Mr. Bill Fello has been appointed to lead this dedicated practice, which will focus on Integrated Supply Chain Management, and will advise clients on a range of pressing leadership issues as they look to enhance their competitiveness worldwide.

"Since founding the first supply chain management practice at this level of executive recruitment, Bill has placed more senior supply chain executives than any other search consultant in the world and is well-known for his excellence in client service," said Mr. Charles Tseng, president, Korn/Ferry International Asia Pacific. "In a fluid global environment with numerous risks, supply chain leaders must be able to keep up with rapid and frequent change and increasing complexity. Proven supply chain talent is in great demand worldwide, especially in China and throughout Asia. There is a shortage of leaders who are experienced in overseeing integrated supply chain efforts for multiple units across multiple geographies who also can keep up with and drive the changes needed for sustainable growth. Bill's expertise and his leadership of the new global COE will be instrumental in enabling clients to fill the gap. With Bill's move to Shanghai, Korn/Ferry is now the only major executive recruitment firm to have its supply chain leader based in Asia."

About the Supply Chain COE

As Managing Director of the new Supply Chain COE, Mr. Fello will direct all of Korn/Ferry's activities relating to filling critical supply chain functional leadership roles in Demand Planning, Sourcing/Procurement, Manufacturing (including Third-Party), Distribution/Logistics, Quality, and Customer Service in the Industrial, Consumer/Retail, Technology, Life Sciences, and Healthcare sectors worldwide. The COE will also support general management talent acquisition needs globally for vertical market supply chain services companies, including Transportation, Third-Party Logistics (3PL's), and Port Authorities. The COE will partner with clients to attract proven supply chain executives who can deliver Best Practices, implement contemporary supply chain processes and achieve a competitive advantage anywhere in the world.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with more than 90 offices in 39 countries, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy, develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit

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