Korn/Ferry International Reaffirms Commitment to German Market & Announces the Hiring of Five New Consultants Including Country Manager
FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2004--
Hubertus Graf Douglas to Manage German Operations
Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), the world's leading provider of executive recruitment and leadership development solutions, announced today the recruitment of five new Senior Client Partners and a new Managing Director for its German business. Hubertus Graf Douglas, Korn/Ferry's Managing Director of Germany, was recruited from TMP Worldwide, where he held the position of Co-Leader of the Global Industrial Practice. Mr. Douglas has extensive global experience in a wide variety of sectors including the automotive, aerospace and technology industries.
"Hubertus's recruitment to the firm is a significant event for Korn/Ferry Europe," said Chris van Someren, a senior leader of Korn/Ferry International in Europe. "His multi-industry experience as well as his proven leadership abilities will help us strengthen and develop our brand throughout this important European economy."
In an effort to further support the German market, Korn/Ferry has made a number of other senior-level hires in Germany. Friedrich-Wilhelm Graf von Pfeil, a financial services and board recruitment specialist, has been recruited from Heidrick & Struggles, and Eva-Maria Roth, a technology consultant with a focus on recruiting CIOs, was previously with Whitehead Mann. Henning Witt has joined Korn/Ferry from Highland Partners and is focused on senior executive searches in the technology, industrial and consumer sectors. John Prinz Wittgenstein, an industry expert in financial services, has also joined the firm as a Senior Client Partner.
"Korn/Ferry has a longstanding history of service to our clientele in Germany," said Douglas. "Adding these experienced partners to our world-class team expands our commitment to Germany and will pave the path for our firm's growth moving forward."
The firm plans to move its offices from their present location in Konigstein to a central location in Frankfurt later this year.
About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), with over 70 offices in 36 countries, is the world's leading provider of recruitment solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm works closely with clients worldwide to deliver customized executive search, management assessment and mid-level search services, including the identification of CEOs, COOs, CFOs, board members and other senior-level executives; the formal evaluation of senior management teams; and the recruitment of middle managers through its Futurestep subsidiary. For more information, visit the Korn/Ferry International Web site at www.kornferry.com or the Futurestep Web site www.futurestep.com.
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