Senior Client Partner

Akiba is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Advisory business, based in New York.

In addition to expertise in the Consumer sector, her areas of focus include leadership development, talent assessment, succession planning and executive coaching. 

Akiba joined Korn Ferry from a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm. In addition to leadership advisory engagements, Akiba led executive searches in the Consumer, Supply Chain and Sustainability Practices. Prior to that, Akiba was a Director and Partner at YSC Consulting, where she led the Executive Coaching Practice for the Americas and served as a member of the Americas Leadership Team. Before that, she served as a Senior Consultant with The Exetor Group, helping strengthen the integration of people leadership and business impact for long-term organizational success.

She began her career at McKinsey & Company before transitioning to brand management at The Clorox Company.

Akiba earned an AB in Environmental Science & Public Policy from Harvard College as well as an MPP from the Kennedy School of Government and an MBA from Harvard Business School.