Korn/Ferry International Names New Head of Financial Services Market

    Mike Franzino to Take on Global Role

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /CNW/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:   KFY), a
premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced that
Mike Franzino has been named Global Markets Managing Director (GMMD),
Financial Markets, effective immediately.  Based in New York, Mr. Franzino
will lead the Global Financial Services business through its network of 80
offices worldwide with the clear goal of becoming the industry's leading
provider.  Rob Grandy, who held the GMMD position, will relocate to Hong Kong
to head up the Firm's Financial Services and Board Consulting business in Asia
Pacific.  He will assume responsibilities for the Regional Market Leader role
previously held by David Hui, who will remain with the firm and help
transition the role to Rob over the next three months.
    Mr. Franzino joined Korn/Ferry in 2007 from Heidrick & Struggles, where
he served as Chairman, Global Markets.  He has more than 20 years of
experience in executive recruitment and has successfully completed
senior-level search assignments for a wide range of clients in financial
services.  At his previous firm, Mr. Franzino was responsible for leading the
Global Financial Services Practice, as well as overseeing all of the industry
and functional practices.
    "We are truly fortunate to have these talented leaders at the firm," said
Chief Executive Officer Gary Burnison.  "Mike's deep industry expertise and
expansive global network provides us a tremendous opportunity to build on the
already extraordinary growth we have seen in our Financial Market. We are
delighted to have Mike in this role."
    Mr. Franzino is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West
Point, where he received a bachelor's of science degree in civil engineering.
After graduation, Mr. Franzino served five years as an Infantry Officer with
the United States Army, First Infantry Division.
    About Korn/Ferry International
    Korn/Ferry International, with more than 80 offices in 39 countries, is a
premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles,
the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to identify, deploy,
develop, retain and reward their talent. For more information on the
Korn/Ferry International family of companies, visit http://www.kornferry.com.

For further information:

For further information: Anneli Ballard of Korn-Ferry International, 
+1-212-984-9350, anneli.ballard@kornferry.com Web Site:

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