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Lorenza Di Giovanni Joins Korn/Ferry International As Client Partner

July 30, 2012

MILAN, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, announced today that Lorenza Di Giovanni has joined the firm as a Client Partner in the Consumer Practice with a focus on luxury brands. She will be based in Milan, Italy.

Ms. Di Giovanni joins the firm from Odgers Berndtson (formerly Ray & Berndtson), where she acted as Partner, Co-Head of their Luxury Global Practice.

A widely regarded partner and advisor for organizations that face global talent and leadership challenges in the areas of luxury, retail and fashion, Ms. Di Giovanni brings to Korn/Ferry over a decade's worth of executive search and leadership consulting experience.

"Lorenza has a deep understanding of the talent management issues facing today's consumer," said Maurizia Villa, Korn/Ferry International Managing Director, Italy. "Having worked at many of the top consumer and luxury brands in the world, her hands on knowledge in the industry will be a great fit for Korn/Ferry clients and our presence in this impactful market."

Over the years, Ms. Di Giovanni has built a successful marketing career working with some of the top multinational consumer goods companies in the world. After working at General Motors and GUESS, Inc in the U.S., she spent eight years at Colgate-Palmolive, Italy holding several senior marketing positions. She then started her own consulting firm, which focused on business and marketing planning, international expansion, and institutional and brand communication strategies.

Ms. Di Giovanni earned a Business Administration degree from LUISS University in Rome and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.  She is fluent in English and French. She is also an ICF certified executive coach.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm delivers services and solutions that help clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development and retention of their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

SOURCE Korn/Ferry International

Nicole Roberts, +1-310 226-2619, nicole.roberts@kornferry.com

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