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LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2015 — Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent authority on leadership and talent, today announced that the firm has been selected as B20’s theme partner on Leadership for the Employment and SME & Entrepreneurship Taskforces during the Turkish presidency of 2015.
The Business 20 (B20) outreach group is an influential platform bringing together business leaders from G20 economies and advocates for critical issues for enterprises. Each year, the B20’s principal task is to facilitate exchanges between business communities from different countries and to develop consensus around critical issues for businesses. Recommendations are presented to the G20 heads of state at each year’s G20 summit. The B20 has been instrumental in providing links between global policymakers, including governments and relevant international institutions, and business communities around the world.
“We are honored to be selected by Turkey as the Leadership Development theme partner and member of this important taskforce,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO, Korn Ferry. “We look forward to working with Turkey and leaders to accelerate economic growth through the development of people.”
“This is the first time that we are incorporating leadership development into the agenda of the B20. Korn Ferry is widely regarded for their perspective on the critical talent and leadership issues facing today’s evolving workforce. We are delighted to have them as part of our taskforce, drive economic growth through the development of entrepreneurs and leaders,” said Mr. Rifat Hisarciklioglu, B20 Turkey Chair.
Korn Ferry will work closely with B20 Turkey and other taskforce members to address an array of leadership development issues, including developing skills to boost entrepreneurship, skills mismatch and inclusivity.
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The Business 20 (B20) outreach group is an influential platform bringing together business leaders from G20 economies, and advocates for critical issues for enterprises. Each year, the B20’s principal task is to facilitate exchanges between business communities from different countries and to develop consensuses around critical issues for businesses. For more information, visit http://b20turkey.org/.