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Futurestep Continues Growth in EMEA with Senior Appointment

Top-talent hire to join the EMEA leadership team

The Futurestep division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organisational advisory firm, has today announced that it has hired Ms. Kay Cooper to join its leadership team in EMEA team. Ms. Cooper will be responsible for driving future growth for the company across the entire region.

Ms. Cooper joins Futurestep as Vice President, Key Accounts and will manage several Futurestep global strategic client relations across EMEA. She will work closely with global clients to support their people strategy and deliver innovative talent acquisition programs aligned to their wider business strategies. Kay brings with her over fifteen years’ experience, having served as Vice President, Global Solutions and then Managing Director, RPO, EMEA and Asia Pacific at Kenexa. Her tenure at Kenexa was preceded by leadership roles at Alexander Mann Solutions and Barclays.

Ms. Cooper will play a key role in expanding Futurestep’s footprint in EMEA. She will also work alongside Futurestep’s parent company, Korn Ferry, to ensure an integrated and dynamic approach for its global clients.

“As we undergo rapid growth in the EMEA region, Kay’s experience and expertise makes her the perfect candidate to sustain, and build on, the momentum we are experiencing,” said Jeanne MacDonald, President, Global Talent Acquisition Solutions. “We’ve made significant investments in the region so far this year and Kay’s appointment is the culmination of this. As part of EMEA’s leadership team, Kay will be at the helm of delivering a truly world-class service that Futurestep prides itself on and ensuring we are proactively problem-solving with our clients and providing them with value-added solutions customized for their unique business needs.”

“One of the main reasons for my joining Futurestep is because of the company’s impressive growth and dedicated commitment to client excellence. I am very excited to embark on this new journey with the EMEA team and look forward to providing a strategic view on all Futurestep can offer to support our clients with their business strategies,” Kay Cooper, Vice President, Key Accounts, EMEA, Futurestep.

Kay will report directly into Jeanne MacDonald.