María José


Senior Principal

María José Torres is a Senior Principal for Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s Madrid office.

With over 20 years experience, Ms. Torres has built up expertise in executive assessment, talent management, and leadership transformation. She has designed team effectiveness and cultural transformation programs and supported leaders and top executives through their journey.

Ms. Torres has supported a multinational telecom company in a merger process, assessing the top leaders of the two organizations, and advising on the risk and fit in the new organizational design. She supports leaders and top executives to strengthen as a team and increase their effectiveness to lead the organizational transformation consistently.

Ms. Torres has worked with a variety of national and international companies, within industries such as oil and gas, mining, pharmaceutical, retail, financial, and insurance. Having lived and worked in different countries such as United States, France, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Peru has enabled her to engage with clients from different backgrounds.

Ms. Torres has developed her career in leadership and talent. Her experience has enabled her to grow along with the practice and the market, building expertise in capability assessment, competency modelling design, and implementation, aligning the culture, HR systems, process, and talent with company strategy and operating model. 

Ms. Torres has a degree in economics and business administration from the Complutense University of Madrid, specializing in auditing.

Accredited in Behavioral Event Interview (BEI). Emotional Intelligence (ESCI), Talent Q, KFALP, KF4D, KFALP, KF360 and Via Edge. Has completed the Mastering Motives and Facilitation Program. Executive coach, certified by ICF as Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Ms. Torres speaks English, French, and Spanish as her mother tongue, and understands Portuguese.