October 7, 2011 – Korn/Ferry International has announced that Richard L. Antoine has joined its global board & CEO services practice as a senior advisor on CEO and C-suite succession planning. Mr. Antoine retired as global head of human resources at Procter & Gamble, where he worked for A.G. Lafley and was a key advisor to Mr. Lafley and P&G's board of directors dealing with the company's executive succession planning, including the plans and transition from Mr. Lafley to P&G's current CEO, Bob McDonald. "CEO succession planning continues to be at the top of every board of director's list of primary responsibilities and priorities," said vice chairman and managing director, global board & CEO services, Joe Griesedieck. "We believe that Dick Antoine's extensive experience in working with CEOs and boards of directors on senior level succession planning, as well as his in-depth knowledge and appreciation for the value of talent management and talent development, will add significant value and insight to our work with clients on this critical initiative." Mr. Antoine was most recently president of AO Consulting, a human resources consulting firm working with boards, CEOs and CHROs on leadership, talent development, succession planning and HR strategy.