Korn Ferry Appoints Sonamara Jeffreys As Managing Director

LONDON, X November, 2012 – Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that Sonamara Jeffreys has been appointed as the Managing Director of Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann.

Ms. Jeffreys will be responsible for leading the firm’s UK operations, as well as retaining her existing responsibilities as Regional Market Leader of Korn/Ferry’s Global Financial Services Market for EMEA.

“Sonamara’s successful track record as a senior search consultant, coupled with her management skills and experience leave her well placed to build further on the firm’s success in the UK and to meet the challenge of further integrating the firm’s executive search, board services and leadership & talent consulting teams,” said Bernard S. Zen-Ruffinen, President of EMEA.

In a 20 year career in the executive search and leadership consulting sector, Ms. Jeffreys has built an enviable track record in both Financial Services sector and management roles.  Prior to joining Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann in 2010 she was UK Managing Partner, and latterly, headed the Financial Services Practice at Heidrick & Struggles.

Ms. Jeffreys graduated from Edinburgh University in 1988 with an MA in History and French.  She spent her early career in television before joining the search industry in 1992.

About Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann
Korn/Ferry International and Whitehead Mann merged in 2009 to establish Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann, a key international hub for the global firm.  Since the merger, we have strengthened the UK team further and are now the largest office in the Korn/Ferry network, uniquely positioned to work with our colleagues around the world to improve our clients’ business performance through exceptional people.  Our Executive Recruitment, Board Services and Leadership & Talent Consulting teams work together seamlessly enabling us to attract, engage, develop and  retain leadership talent.  We have developed unique, proprietary techniques and science-based methodologies that help our clients gain competitive advantage.