LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) today announced that Christina A. Gold has been
appointed Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors of Korn Ferry
(the “Board”), effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Gold will succeed Mr.
George T. Shaheen in this role as part of a planned succession.
Mr. Shaheen has served as Non-Executive Chair of the Board since
September 2012. He will remain on the Board until the 2019 Annual
Meeting of Stockholders.
Ms. Gold has been a director of Korn Ferry since 2014 and brings to her
new role significant leadership and public company experience. She was
Chief Executive Officer of The Western Union Company and has held a
variety of other senior leadership positions. She also brings
substantial public company board experience, including as a current
director of ITT Inc. (formerly ITT Corporation), New York Life Insurance
Company, and International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. With this
appointment, Korn Ferry will join the approximately 4% of U.S. public
companies with a female chair.
“I have appreciated George Shaheen’s strong leadership during his tenure
as Non-Executive Chair. I am honored to step into this role and work
with my fellow directors as Korn Ferry enters the next stage of its
journey,” said Ms. Gold.
“George has had and will continue to have a significant impact on Korn
Ferry. We have grown and evolved a tremendous amount these last several
years,” said Gary D. Burnison, Korn Ferry Chief Executive Officer and
director. “I am excited to continue working with Christina and our
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synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. We work
with organizations to design their structures, roles, and
responsibilities. We help them hire the right people to bring their
strategy to life. And we advise them on how to reward, develop, and
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