November 18, 2009 – Korn/Ferry International has appointed Venkat Shastry as client partner and office manager based in the firm’s Bangalore office. Mr. Shastry will work within Korn/Ferry’s technology and professional services practices and provide overall leadership and local support for all other industry vertical practices that the firm specializes in. Mr. Shastry is a co-founder of Stanton Chase International’s franchise in India. He has conducted over 75 executive search assignments with both global MNCs and Indian business houses with cross vertical expertise including IT, telecom, auto, infrastructure, consumer services, retail, real estate, education and venture capital. “We are excited to have Venkat join our team to lead Korn/Ferry’s further expansion in the Southern market,” said Deepak Gupta, office managing director of Korn/Ferry International India. “Venkat possesses a strategic mindset and deep understanding of executive talent and industry trends and we are confident that he will be a strong contributor to our continued growth.” 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.