May 14, 2010 – Korn/Ferry International has added Richard Emerton as head of its board and CEO practice for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He will be based out of Korn/Ferry's London office. Mr. Emerton joins the firm from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was head of the U.K. board and CEO practice, a member of the European and global board practice and responsible for overseeing board search and advisory work in the U.K. Additionally, for two years he was the managing partner of Heidrick and Struggles' leadership consulting business in EMEA. "Richard is one of the premier executive search and talent management professionals in EMEA and we're excited he will be joining Korn/Ferry," said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, Korn/Ferry president of EMEA. "Richard has a strong understanding of the issues, trends and evolving talent needs impacting the organizations in our region and across the globe." 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.