Senior Client Partner, Global Life Sciences Practice & Human Resources Center of Expertise

Emilie Petrone is a Senior Client Partner and a member of the firm’s Global Life Sciences Practice and Human Resources Center of Expertise.

Over her 20+ year career in executive search, Ms. Petrone has completed hundreds of engagements for a broad range   of clients and industries crossing Fortune 100, private equity and start-up companies. As a member of Korn Ferry's CEO Succession Practice, she has partnered   with numerous clients on CEO and CHRO succession.

Ms. Petrone has significant experience providing broad human capital thought leadership to leading global organizations. She is Korn Ferry's Global Relationship Leader for Johnson & Johnson, a role which crosses the firm's full talent management offering.

Her executive search focus for the last 15 years has been on cross-industry recruitment of human resources executives including Chief Human Resources Officers, Divisional HR Leaders, Chief Diversity Officers and Talent Management and Total Rewards Leaders.

Ms. Petrone's experience in human resources and talent strategy started early in her career when she was a member of Andersen Consulting's Change Management Practice. Her client consulting experience ranged from organization design and development, business transformation and change planning

Ms. Petrone holds a bachelor's degree in history from Haverford College. She has had formal training in behavioral and experience interviewing, change management and succession planning.