July 6, 2009 – Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International has appointed Bernard S. Zen-Ruffinen as president of its EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region. Based out of Korn/Ferry's Zurich office, Mr. Zen-Ruffinen will oversee the firm's EMEA operations and report to CEO Gary Burnison. He joins Korn/Ferry after more than nine years at Heidrick & Struggles, where he was managing partner of Switzerland, head of its European CEO & board practice and co-founder of the global supply chain & transportation practice at the firm. "Bernard is a multicultural leader with an impeccable track record as a business builder and operating executive. He also has a thorough understanding of our industry and a deep passion for continuing to transform our company into a consultative, solutions-based firm," said Mr. Burnison. Prior to entering the talent management industry, Mr. Zen-Ruffinen held executive positions at several companies conducting business in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia.
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