President, The Korn Ferry Institute

Mr. Jean- Marc Laouchez is a Senior Client Partner and President of the Korn Ferry Institute based in New York. He is also a member of the Korn Ferry Global Leadership Team.

Mr. Laouchez has accumulated over 20 years of consulting experience, partnering with boards, CEOs and business leaders to help them design and implement their strategies. Over the course of his career, Mr. Laouchez has developed a passion for helping leaders and organizations perform and grow by integrating business and people dimensions.

He has worked with companies in multiple industries and geographies in strategy and organization design and implementation, board governance, leadership effectiveness, culture transformation, turnaround, and mergers.

Mr. Laouchez now leads the Korn Ferry Institute, KF research analytics and innovation arm.

Prior to these roles, Mr. Laouchez was Korn Ferry chief knowledge and transformation officer. He also led the global financial services sector, the global family-owned business practice and the Latin America key clients' team.

Before joining Korn Ferry in 2007, Mr. Laouchez was Brazil CEO and first global partner-elect of Axialent, an international corporate culture and leadership development and coaching firm.

He also worked over seven years at McKinsey & Company, a global strategy and management consulting firm. He was a leader of the organization practice and served large clients in Brazil, Europe and the USA.

Before his consulting career, Mr. Laouchez worked at investment Banque Indosuez (now Credit Agricole) as financial analyst, private banker and international controller.

Mr. Laouchez has been volunteering his time and experience to entrepreneurs with high social impact for many years. Mr. Laouchez supported Ashoka social entrepreneurs in Rio de Janeiro' favelas. He regularly counselled founders of promising start-ups incubated by Endeavor. He also contributed to the international expansion of Trace TV, an urban culture media group.

Mr. Laouchez holds a Business Administration degree from ecole Superieure du Commerce de Paris and a M.B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. While at Wharton, he completed an exchange program with Coppead, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.