Akiba Smith-Francis Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner

New York, 7 September 2023, - Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) today announced that Akiba Smith-Francis has joined the firm as a senior client partner in the Consulting business. She will be based in the firm’s New York office.

Prior to Korn Ferry Smith-Francis worked for a business consulting and services firm where she worked in the consumer, sustainability, public, and social sector practices. Smith-Francis brings a wealth of experience in executive placement and leadership development, providing support to clients in executive, board, and leadership advisory searches.

“Akiba brings a combination of assessment and leadership development expertise with outstanding client centricity, to Korn Ferry,” said Patrick Whiston, Consumer Advisory Leader, Korn Ferry. “She has a unique ability to foster deep client relationships and help organizations drive behavior change and performance. We are thrilled to welcome Akiba to the firm.”

Smith-Francis holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Master of Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government.

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with our clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

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