Laurent Mareschal joins Korn Ferry Paris as Senior Advisor

Paris, December 5th, 2012 – Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced the appointment of Laurent Mareschal as Senior Advisor to the Paris office.

Laurent has experience with a global recruitment firm where he was part of the Industrial Practice and specialised in sectors such as energy, electrical, building materials, aerospace and defence. Prior to his career in the talent management industry, Laurent was a Global Human Resources Senior Executive with leading French and International companies such as General Electric, Areva, Saint-Gobain and Thomson. He has worked in the USA and spent a considerable amount building teams in Asia and India.

With his dual background, Laurent will strengthen Korn/Ferry’s Industry and Leadership and Talent Practices. He will provide support to teams across all practices on projects related to Human Resources Officers.

Dominique Virchaux, Managing Director of Korn/Ferry France declared: “Laurent is a recognised Senior Executive professional in the Human Resources Industrial sector. His experience on an international level, in Europe as in Asia, will be a major strength adding to the development of our Paris office.”

Yannick Binvel, European Managing Director of the Industry added: “Laurent is a global expert of Human Resources in France’s key growth sectors, with rare and fundamental skills such as his ability to evaluate and support executive teams in their development.”

Laurent Mareschal’s Biography
Laurent Mareschal began his career in 1989 with the Thomson group.

In 1997 he joined General Electric Medical Systems as Director of Human Resources, for european industrial operations (1997-99), then supporting the services business (1999-2000). In 2000 he was promoted to General Manager Human Resources for the Global Research and Development activities, based in Milwaukee, US (2000-01).

In 2001 Laurent joined St Gobain as Vice President Human Resources for the ceramics and plastics division. In 2002, he returned to General Electric Healthcare as Vice President of Human Resources for Europe and Asia (2002-04). In 2004 he was appointed Executive Vice President Human Resources for Areva Transmission & Distribution (2004-2010) where he was a member of the Executive Board. In 2010 he joined, as partner, the Industry Practice of another executive search firm.

Laurent Mareschal is a graduate of Institut d’études politiques (IEP) in Lyon, France. He holds a masters’s degree in Human Resources Management from l’Institut supérieur de formation à la gestion du personnel (Isfogep – ESSEC Groupe).

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