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Stefan Steger Joins Korn/Ferry as Managing Director of Switzerland

October 7, 2010

ZURICH, Oct 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Stefan Steger has joined the Firm as Managing Director of Switzerland.

Mr. Steger joins Korn/Ferry after more than 10 years at Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as a Managing Partner in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe, working with executives at the highest levels of organizations throughout the region. Throughout his career, he has built a broad expertise in executive recruiting, leadership consulting, senior leadership reviews and effectiveness analysis. Mr. Steger has also worked closely with industrial services organizations, with a strong focus on process industries, oil and gas.

A multicultural professional, with Austrian and Swiss credentials and experience, Mr. Steger is fluent in German, English and French, and speaks Italian. He was previously the managing director of a Swiss subsidiary of VA TECH, one of Austria's largest global industrial groups. Earlier in his career, Mr. Steger was a lawyer in a public notary's office in Austria and later worked for Bank Austria in London.

"Stefan's vast European talent management credentials and relationships, combined with his deep roots in the Swiss market are an ideal fit for Korn/Ferry's ambitious strategy to capture even more share of market in Switzerland and throughout the region," said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, president of EMEA for Korn/Ferry International. "We're excited that Stefan is joining the firm and bringing our clients even more experience to meet their diversified talent needs."

Mr. Steger is Austrian and holds a doctorate in law from the University Paris II - Assas and the University of Salzburg. He also earned his M.B.A. from IMD Lausanne.

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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