Korn Ferry Advances Practice Dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion

-Victor Arias to Lead New Initiatives-
Los Angeles, June 25, 2012 – Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced the appointment of  Victor Arias, Senior Client Partner, to lead the Firm’s new Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. 

These intiatives are focused on supporting and evolving the firm’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion both for the clients it serves as well as within its own workforce.

Mr. Arias, who has led several transformational diversity-focused programs at leading global organizations, states:         

“Today’s global organizations are demanding solutions that embrace diversity and inclusion within their talent strategy, beyond just recruitment,” said Arias, Korn/Ferry Senior Client Partner and global leader of the Diversity & Inclusion initiative.  “Global workforces are dramatically changing in the markets we serve and our clients have unique requirements and responsibilities to ensuring a diverse workforce.  Our practice is dedicated to providing talent solutions to ensure that diversity and inclusion permeates their talent management approach and philosophy.”

Mr. Arias will be leading a global team of Korn/Ferry colleagues who reflect the values of the clients they serve and are dedicated to maximizing the value of their organizations to their shareholders and customers.  The practice will deliver a wide range of talent offerings, steeped in the principles of acceptance and respect related to their clients’ approach to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, disabilities, religion, political beliefs and more.  

“Since the day Korn/Ferry was founded more 40 years ago, our firm has always placed a high premium and importance on diversity and inclusiveness, represented through the clients we serve and the diverse workforce we embrace today,” said Linda Hyman, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, Korn/Ferry International.  “We are pleased to continue evolving our approach and dedication to a diverse workforce and through programs and initiatives that truly make a difference within the clients we serve and within our own organization and delighted that Victor Arias has agreed to take the lead on this important effort.”     

Affirming the Firm’s strong belief in the newly formalized initiative, Korn/Ferry will apply the same Diversity & Inclusion approach and offerings that it offers to clients within its own global organization.  The move echoes the critical focus the firm places on ensuring a diverse and inclusive organization and making a difference for its own people, clients and the communities they serve.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry (NYSE: KFY), with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, engage, develop, and retain their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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