Ayana Parsons Joins Korn Ferry as Senior Client Partner


Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) today announced Ayana Parsons has joined the firm as a senior client partner in the Consumer practice. She is based in Korn Ferry’s Atlanta office.

Parsons joins Korn Ferry from a professional services firm where she placed presidents, CEOs, and CMOs at leading multinational companies and led executive succession and talent pipelining engagements. She also co-founded and co-chaired the firm’s women’s inclusion network.

Previously, Parsons served as the global head of retail, consumer goods and lifestyle industries at The World Economic Forum. Prior to this, Parsons was the global marketing and strategy leader of workplace health and wellbeing at Kimberly-Clark, a consumer goods company. She started her career in multiple brand and marketing roles at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, and Procter & Gamble.

“With nearly 20 years of executive leadership experience as a consultant and practitioner, Ayana’s advising expertise spans consumer markets, board and CEO diversity, and the future of marketing. She focuses on the intersection of strategy and talent to help her clients solve real-world challenges related to talent acquisition, talent management, and learning and development,” said Doug Charles, president, Global Consumer Market, Korn Ferry. “We are thrilled to welcome Ayana to Korn Ferry.”

Parsons holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA in marketing from Florida A&M University.

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