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Mr. Andres Tapia Joins Korn/Ferry As Senior Partner For Leadership And Talent Consulting

September 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, announces Andrés Tapia has joined the firm as a Senior Partner with Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting as part of its Diversity, Inclusion, and Talent Optimization Practice. He will be based in Korn/Ferry'sChicago office.

Mr. Tapia has over 25 years of experience as a management consultant, learning and development professional, diversity executive, and journalist. As a consultant, executive leader, and published author, he is known for his deep expertise in global diversity and inclusion with broad experience in talent management and marketplace implications for companies. Mr. Tapia joins Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting from Diversity Best Practices, a diversity and inclusion think-tank and consultancy, where he acted as President and was responsible for the organization's overall vision, strategy, and outcomes. Prior to his tenure there, he acted as Chief Diversity Officer and Emerging Workforce Solutions Leader for Hewitt Associates and was responsible for shaping and leading that organization's internal diversity transformation as well as its diversity consultancy.

"Through his strategic approach, vision and experience with many of the world's leading organizations, Andrés is advancing the discussion of diversity, inclusion and integrated talent management across the globe. We are pleased he will be joining Korn/Ferry," said Oris Stuart, Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting.

Throughout Europe, Asia, North America, and his native Latin America, Mr. Tapia has served clients across industries – including financial, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, government, not-for-profits, and education -- with dozens of Global 500 organizations such as John Deere, United, Target, Cigna and Novartis as well as non-US multinationals in Brazil, South Korea, and India.

Mr. Tapia is a frequently sought after speaker on the topic of diversity and inclusion. He is the recipient of numerous leadership and diversity awards and has served on a number of boards, including currently serving on the editorial board of Diversity Executive Magazine.

Mr. Tapia received a Bachelor's degree in history from Northwestern University in Chicago with an emphasis in journalism and political science.

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