Korn Ferry EMEA President Receives Award for Outstanding Contribution in Executive Search

Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, President, EMEA, Korn Ferry receives the 2013 AESC European Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Executive Search Profession.

Zurich, Dec. 11, 2013 ­— Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, today announced that Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, President of Korn Ferry’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, is the newest recipient of the AESC 2013 European Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Executive Search Profession.

As a multicultural leader with an impeccable track record as a business builder and operating executive, Mr. Zen-Ruffinen has over fifteen years of line management and CEO experience in Europe and in the Americas. He has been in the Executive Search industry since 2000 and has recently managed a large transformation of Korn Ferry’s EMEA business from a traditional executive search organization into a leadership and talent advisory business.

As such Mr. Zen-Ruffinen demonstrates a thorough understanding of the executive search industry and a deep passion for delivering client excellence.

He earned a degree in international economics and contemporary history from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He speaks English, Spanish, French and German fluently.

Senior executive search consultants, members of the worldwide Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), participated in the AESC’s 17th Annual European Conference in Istanbul.

About the Association of Executive Search Consultants

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) is the worldwide professional association for the retained executive search industry. The AESC promotes the highest professional standards in retained executive search consulting, broadens public understanding of the executive search process, and serves as an advocate for the interests of its member firms. For more information, or to download the AESC Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines, please visit www.aesc.org.

About Korn Ferry

At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn Ferry, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.