Managing Director, Middle East, Africa & Turkey

Jonathan Holmes is the Managing Director Middle East & North Africa for Korn Ferry based in the Firm's Dubai and Riyadh offices.

Mr. Holmes' career spans over 28 years and six countries (as a resident), where he has undertaken organizational consulting projects across a range of geographies and industries including: industrial, consumer and healthcare. In his current role he is responsible for Middle East, Africa & Turkey, overseeing eight offices and the full spectrum of consulting services of Korn Ferry. Prior to his current position (from 2011) he was the Managing Director for Korn Ferry’s Korean business.

Previously, Mr. Holmes was a consultant with Carre, Orban & Partners which merged with Korn Ferry in 1993 where he initially focused on the consumer goods and healthcare sectors. After the merger, he broadened his practice to cover transnational work across a range of industries in Northern Europe. Mr. Holmes has served as a resident consultant in India, Russia, Singapore, South Korea & GCC where he was responsible for growing the Firm's business.

During his four years as the Managing Director in Russia, Mr. Holmes successfully made Korn Ferry a leading consulting firm in the market, while personally undertaking projects throughout Russia as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States, principally in the Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Subsequently, he managed the Firm's offices in Mumbai and New Delhi for three years as Managing Director of India. After that, he led the ASEAN practice from Singapore before moving to Seoul.

A British citizen, Mr. Holmes holds a bachelor's degree of science (with honours) in Geology.