Korn Ferry France hits 40 year milestone

Company celebrates four decades of helping French businesses design, build, attract and ignite talent.

PARIS, April. 1st, 2014 – Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, today celebrates 40 years of helping client organisations in France to attract, develop and retain their talent.

As the second largest office in EMEA and one of the top five sites in Korn Ferry’s worldwide network, Korn Ferry France, with 150 employees, has significantly contributed to the company’s expansion, evolving its consulting services within the French market and growing the business by 13% over the past twelve months.

Korn Ferry has placed a deliberate emphasis on innovation over the last year – strategically integrating it into its offering to empower businesses and leaders to achieve their goals, whilst supporting the drive internally through tactical hires and promotions within the Korn Ferry team.

“Our industry has changed considerably and new needs have emerged. A decade ago, Korn Ferry generated nearly all of its revenue from placing top executives and board members. Today, 41% of our revenue is generated outside our flagship offering,” underlined Dominique Virchaux, Korn Ferry’s Managing Director for France and Spain. “Here in France we have persevered in a tough economic climate by offering a bespoke and client-centric approach that has not only given businesses in France the flexibility they have needed, but enabled them to best utilise French talent as a way to thrive. We look forward to driving further growth in France over the coming years.”

Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry added: “With the average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company standing at between 40 and 50 years, this milestone is an incredible testament to Korn Ferry’s forward-thinking approach to talent management services. The challenge of succeeding in today’s dynamic business environment is more daunting than ever and Korn Ferry continues to serve as a valued partner in our clients’ ongoing effort to attract and retain the best and brightest.”

The milestone comes as the global company rebrands with a new logo and places a greater focus on the French market than ever. Korn Ferry France has recently relocated to headquarters at Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, having joined forces with subsidiary company Futurestep and the recently acquired PDI Ninth House – a business at the forefront of the leadership consulting industry. Managing Director of Korn Ferry France and Spain, Dominique Virchaux is also part of the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in France, further strengthening the company’s ties to the global marketplace.

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.