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Richard Emerton to Join Korn/Ferry as Head of the Board & CEO Practice for EMEA

May 13, 2010

LONDON, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Richard Emerton will be joining the Firm as head of the Board & CEO Practice for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He will be based out of Korn/Ferry's London office.

Mr. Emerton will be joining Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was head of the U.K. Board and CEO Practice, a member of the European and global Board Practice and responsible for overseeing all board search and advisory work in the U.K. Additionally, for two years he was the Managing Partner of Heidrick and Struggles' Leadership Consulting business in EMEA. Prior to working in executive search, Mr. Emerton was a partner at Arthur Andersen.

Throughout his career, Mr. Emerton has worked on a wide-range of senior-level executive and non-executive assignments, including chief executives, chairmen and non-executive directors of Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 companies. He specializes in board effectiveness, chairman and CEO succession, executive development and issues of strategic leadership risk.

"Richard is one of the premier executive search and talent management professionals in EMEA and we're excited he will be joining Korn/Ferry," said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, Korn/Ferry president of EMEA. "Richard has a strong understanding of the issues, trends and evolving talent needs impacting the organizations in our region and across the globe."

Mr. Emerton received a law degree from Oxford University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Energy Institute.

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. 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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