June 21, 2011 – Korn/Ferry International has appointed Jonathan R. Holmes as managing director, Middle East. Mr. Holmes' executive search career with Korn/Ferry spans over 18 years and five countries, where he has undertaken general management searches across a range of geographies and industries, including industrial, consumer and healthcare. He first joined Korn/Ferry in London before moving to Moscow and opening the Korn/Ferry Russian office in January 1994. After four years, he relocated to Mumbai to lead the Korn/Ferry India business. In 2000, he moved to Singapore to run a vertical market in Southeast Asia, and in late 2000, moved to Seoul to take responsibility for the Korean market. Additionally, he was responsible for overseeing Korn/Ferry's Thailand presence in 2009. "As the leader of the firm's talent solutions team in the Middle East, Jonathan will be furthering Korn/Ferry's operations in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and opening new offices in the region," said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, president of Korn/Ferry International, EMEA.