Michael Stanford joins Korn Ferry as Senior Partner in Switzerland

Los Angeles, CA November 12, 2015


LOS ANGELES, November 12, 2015 ­— Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that Michael Stanford has joined the firm’s Leadership and Talent Consulting business as a Senior Partner based in Zurich.

Mr. Stanford has joined Korn Ferry from a world-leading executive education institute, IMD business school in Lausanne, where he operated at a senior leadership level and was imbedded in the creation of the organization's strategy and the execution of its core operational activities.

Mr. Stanford is a senior professional with a distinguished career in executive development, and has worked with many of the world's leading organizations on the front lines of leadership development, helping them design, deliver and evaluate critical executive leadership interventions.

Mr. Stanford’s core belief in the power of creative learning and development to change lives and transform organizations is at the heart of his work. He is dedicated to helping leadership development providers, professionals and practitioners bring their brilliance to the world.

“Michael is committed to helping today's leaders understand how to lead themselves and their organizations in times of extreme complexity,” said Stefan Steger, Managing Director, Switzerland, Korn Ferry, “and through his doctoral studies he is exploring the many challenges of navigating through the stormy waters of disruptive career transitions. He will be a great asset to our team.”

Michael is Emeritus Board member of the International University Consortium for Executive Education, and is currently on the Board of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research.

About Korn Ferry

For nearly half a century, clients have trusted Korn Ferry to recruit world class leaders. Today, we are the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. Through our best-in-class practitioners and devotion to innovation and science, we are committed to making a powerful impact on people, organizations and society as a whole and producing positive outcomes for our clients and shareholders. The firm currently operates in 78 offices in 37 countries and has approximately 3,900 colleagues. Our knowledge and passion for people has made us the global leader in the business that enables business – the people business. We are ready to help our clients shape their future.


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