Korn Ferry
Kim Severinsen

Kim Severinsen

Senior Director, Global Assessment Centre of Expertise


Kim Severinsen joined Korn Ferry in January 2012 to establish an Assessment Consulting practice within the Futurestep recruiting business in Australia. Ms. Severinsen and her team assisted organizations across Asia-Pacific to audit, analyze and optimize various talent-focused strategies such as assessment and selection, high potential talent identification and talent development.

Now based in Texas, Ms. Severinsen leads a global team responsible for integrating and embedding Korn Ferry’s intellectual property and assessment solutions across Korn Ferry’s portfolio to support a variety of talent initiatives. Her team advises, designs and implements best-practice assessment strategies and solutions that support our client partners to achieve their talent objectives.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, as an inhouse consultant for a large Australasian insurance company, Ms. Severinsen successfully designed and implemented an enterprise-wide talent identification and selection assessment framework. She also spent six years with a multi-national professional services firm, delivering recruitment solutions in New Zealand before transferring to the assessment and business psychology consulting team in Australia.

Ms. Severinsen has extensive talent consulting and project management experience applying assessment in areas such as recruitment and selection, talent identification, validation and development, job analysis, competency design, training design and workshop facilitation.

She has partnered with global organizations in a variety of industries, including resources, retail, banking and finance, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, engineering and government, from both the private and public sectors.

Ms. Severinsen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington and a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Honors) from Massey University, New Zealand. She is an associate member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), in addition to being accredited in numerous global assessment tools and competency frameworks.