Korn Ferry
Richard Kim

Richard Kim

Sector Leader, Energy, Search, Korn Ferry Futurestep


Mr. Kim leads Futurestep Search’s Energy Practice for North America. He is currently responsible for leading the development and delivery of effective professional recruitment solutions for the upstream, midstream and the petrochemical sectors.

Prior to joining Futurestep, Mr. Kim was a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry specializing in energy focused executive search. He joined the executive search business with a broad range of corporate experience, working closely with top-level energy executives to develop strategic initiatives and implement organizational change. Mr. Kim has more than 20 years’ experience spanning clients in exploration & production, oilfield services, midstream, chemicals, refining, EPC, renewable energy and technology. Mr. Kim has successfully executed numerous search engagements at the C Suite, President and EVP levels.

Mr. Kim’s other experience includes energy commodities, where he originated and structured natural gas supply agreements and traded physical contracts.

Mr. Kim has a BA in English/Pre-medicine from the University of Notre Dame.