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Korn/Ferry International Strengthens its Presence in Greater China with Three New Hires

June 10, 2010

SINGAPORE, June 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, has strengthened its position in the Greater China region with three new hires.

Based in Beijing and Shanghai respectively, the new partners will augment and deepen Korn/Ferry's capabilities in the Life Sciences, Industrial and Financial Services Markets. They are:

  • Jerome Bucher joins as Senior Client Partner in Beijing for Korn/Ferry's Life Sciences Market. He was previously with Heidrick & Struggles where he focused on the Life Sciences sector, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as the industrial space, most notably in the capital goods sector. A Swiss national and Beijing resident, Mr. Bucher has lived and worked in the Greater China region for over 20 years. He holds a master's degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Zurich and an M.B.A. from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland;
  • Steve Jiang joins as Senior Client Partner for the Firm's Industrial Market. Based in Shanghai, he joins from Russell Reynolds where he specialized in the Industrial practice, specializing in electrical and capital equipment sectors, as well as pharmaceutical and medical devices. Mr. Jiang received his M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Zhejiang University, China; and
  • Miao Cao joins as Client Partner in Shanghai serving clients in the Financial Services Market. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, she had her own consulting firm in Silicon Valley advising Fortune 500 companies, VC-funded startups and international non-government organizations in the U.S., Europe and China. Ms. Cao's earlier career was with McKinsey & Company and JPMorgan Chase. Based in Shanghai, she holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

"We are thrilled to welcome our new hires," said Charles Tseng, president, Asia Pacific for Korn/Ferry International. "Korn/Ferry is positive about the growth prospects in Greater China and our new partners are all industry leaders with proven client service capabilities who will strengthen our ability to help clients identify, attract and retain senior-level talent. Their appointments highlight our continued commitment to grow and strengthen our business to meet our clients' needs, and steer us towards our goal of becoming the leading talent management solutions provider in Asia Pacific."

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 centers throughout the region, including: Auckland, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Wellington.

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.

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