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Sonamara Jeffreys to Join Korn/Ferry's EMEA Financial Services Market as Senior Client Partner

May 10, 2010

LONDON, May 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Sonamara Jeffreys will be joining the Firm as Senior Client Partner within the Global Financial Services Market. She will be based in the Firm's London office and work with global and EMEA organizations.

Ms. Jeffreys will be joining Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where she served as managing partner of the London office and head of the firm's financial services practice in EMEA. Her broad-based financial services experience includes a strong focus across all functions within investment banking and capital markets.

"Sonamara is bringing to Korn/Ferry impeccable financial services credentials and a track record of success while working with some of the most well-regarded global organizations," said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, Korn/Ferry president of EMEA. "Sonamara's global approach to business, combined with her deep experience and relationships at the highest levels of financial services organizations, will be a strong fit for Korn/Ferry as we further extend our capabilities to clients throughout the region."

"Sonamara is a talented professional with a wealth of financial services knowledge and deep relationships in the industry," said Michael Franzino, global market managing director of financial services for Korn/Ferry International. "We are excited that she will be joining the Korn/Ferry team."

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Ms. Jeffreys worked at Armstrong International, the London based financial services search firm, where she led the company's corporate finance effort on a pan-European basis.

Ms. Jeffreys received an M.A. in history and French from Edinburgh University. She is fluent in French.

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 celebrating 40 years in business. 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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