Richard Emerton
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Richard Emerton

Managing Partner, Board & CEO Services EMEA
London

Richard Emerton is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s London office. He is also Managing Partner, Board & CEO Services Practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Emerton spent eight years with another global executive search firm, where he held various leadership positions, including head of the Board & CEO practice for the United Kingdom and head of the EMEA leadership consulting practice.

Over the last eight years, Mr. Emerton has worked on a wide range of executive and non executive search assignments, and leadership development projects, including a number of high profile board reviews. His clients range from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 companies, to major global consulting and private equity firms. 

Before moving into executive search in 2002, Mr. Emerton was a managing partner of energy, utilities and infrastructure for Arthur Andersen Consulting EMEIA and a member of the executive board of Andersen Business Consulting for the region.

Mr. Emerton studied law at Oxford University, where he gained a rowing Blue and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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