FUTURESTEP LAUNCHES IN SPAIN

 -Appoints Andrés Fontenla as New Country Leader –

LOS ANGELES AND MADRID, November 28, 2005 — Futurestep, the recruitment outsourcing subsidiary of Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), today announced that the company has opened operations in Madrid, Spain under the guidance of new Country Leader, Andrés Fontenla.

Reporting to Futurestep’s European Managing Director, Didier Bonnefoy, Fontenla is responsible for operational affairs and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) business development in the Iberian market. 

The Iberian market represents a significant opportunity for Futurestep,” said Robert McNabb, CEO of Futurestep. “As the Spanish economy is experiencing a record growth within the EMEA zone, business leaders have recognized that to enhance their competitive advantage in the global marketplace, they need to plan for rapid expansion.  We are pleased to have Andrés leading our expansion in this region and addressing the unique needs of our clients.

“Many of Korn/Ferry’s existing executive search clients are already starting to work with Futurestep for middle-tier professional recruiting,” said Carlos Alemany, managing director of Korn/Ferry International’s Iberian region. “There are clear benefits that arise from the shared resources and complementary strategies that our two companies offer.”

Fontenla joins Futurestep from a well-established Spanish consultancy where he was Operations General Manager, responsible for business development efforts for a wide portfolio of clients, as well as for client services for single transactions and multi-position recruitment projects.  Fluent in Spanish, English and French, Fontenla brings more than a decade of human capital management and diverse geographic experience to his new role at Futurestep.

About Futurestep
Founded in 1998, Futurestep serves as Korn/Ferry International’s recruitment outsourcing subsidiary, focusing on the creation of successful recruitment strategies based on clients’ individual workforce needs. Futurestep has locations in 16 countries across North America, Asia/Pacific and Europe. In addition to recruitment process outsourcing, the company’s portfolio of services includes managed services, project-based recruitment and mid-level talent search.

For more information, visit the Korn/Ferry International Web site at www.kornferry.com or the Futurestep Web site at www.futurestep.com.

About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry International, with 70 offices in 35 countries, is the premier provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership development solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm partners with clients worldwide to deliver unparalleled senior-level search, management assessment, coaching and development and recruitment outsourcing services through its Futurestep subsidiary.

Posted December 7, 2005 in Talent Acquisition

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