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Casey Kelly Joins Korn Ferry's Global Industrial Market

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SINGAPORE, February 15, 2012 – Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of of talent management solutions, has welcomed Casey Kelly to its industrial and supply chain practices. To be based in the Firm’s Singapore office, Mr. Kelly specializes in international C-Suite and Board searches in the Industrial Markets and will advise Korn/Ferry’s clients on developing their talent and organizations, and recruiting executives for critical positions.

Mr. Kelly has over twenty years of global executive and line management experience with ABB, SmithKline Beecham and Cathay Pacific Airways. As a global business leader with strong end-to-end value chain know-how, Mr. Kelly further deployed his capabilities in operational excellence consulting. For over seven years he advised on start-ups, turnarounds and restructurings for private equity, sovereign funds, and multinational clients. He also led large cross-functional teams in driving supply chain management transformation projects covering supply chain planning, procurement, customer service, contract manufacturing, and transportation and logistics.

Mr. Kelly uses his insider experience in managing supply chains, procurement, operations and industrial divisions valued between US$500 million to US$22 billion to assist clients in identifying the senior talent they need. He has been involved with industrial markets in Asia Pacific, Russia/CIS, EMEA and the Americas since 1985 and has built extensive networks around the world.

Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Kelly was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, and the regional leader of their Supply Chain & Operations and Transportation & Logistics practices in Asia Pacific.

“Casey is recognized as a global transformational change leader and has helped numerous companies to realign their operations and resources. His global experience, his passion for people and excellence are a perfect match for Korn/Ferry’s further expansion across Asia Pacific,” said Peter Everaert, Korn/Ferry’s Managing Director for the global industrial markets in APAC.

Mr. Kelly received his bachelor’s degree in international relations/economics and management from Beloit College, Wisconsin and completed graduate studies in economic development planning at Uppsala University, Sweden. He is fluent in a number of languages including conversational Chinese Mandarin.

About Korn/Ferry International Asia Pacific
Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Korn/Ferry, based in Los Angeles, was the first major global executive search firm to operate in Asia Pacific when it opened its doors in Tokyo in 1973. Today it has eighteen offices in key business centers throughout the region. Korn/Ferry delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, engage, develop, and retain their talent.

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