HONG KONG, China, October 6, 2015 — Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, today announced that Darren Plested has joined the firm as Senior Client Partner in the Industrial practice, focusing on Logistics and Transport Services. He will be based in Korn Ferry’s Hong Kong office.
Mr. Plested joins Korn Ferry from DHL, where he was Vice President of Customer Solutions and Innovation, managing business development for top tier multinational clients in the Engineering & Manufacturing sector. In his 13 years with DHL, he led strategic account management and the consultative development of making DHL’s key customers successful in the emerging markets through optimization and efficiency. As a member of DHL’s senior management team, he was responsible for the sector strategy development and effective execution across the region.
In his career, Mr. Plested spent seven years in the commodity industry with Canada’s largest building materials broker. He also owned small businesses in both the consulting and construction sectors. He moved to Asia in 2001 and began his career in Asia as the Commercial Manager of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, before moving to DHL.
“Darren brings with him extensive experience in the global supply chain industry and will help to bring Korn Ferry’s enterprise solutions to the logistics and transportation operators in the region,” said Peter Everaert, Managing Director, Global Industrial Market, Asia Pacific. “He will be a great asset to our Industrial practice and our firm.”
Mr. Plested earned his Bachelor of Engineering from British Columbia Institute of Technology.
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