June 28, 2010 – Korn/Ferry International has named three consultants who will join the firm’s Milan, Rome and Paris offices. Maurizia Villa will join Korn/Ferry as its head of Italy, after more than 15 years at Heidrick & Struggles, where she most recently served as vice chairman. Also joining are Barbara Valaperti, a partner in Heidrick’s financial services practice, as well Giovanni Mantica, who led the Heidrick & Struggles’ consumer practice. Ms. Villa has conducted assignments for financial institutions, including banks, investment funds, asset management and insurance companies, and legal firms. Ms. Valaperti’s area of focus will be both the Italian and French markets, with a strong emphasis on top management professionals in M&A, corporate finance, capital markets, private equity and leverage finance. Mr. Mantica will be focused on consumer company engagements. Korn/Ferry International, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a global provider of talent management solutions.
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