Futurestep Invests in Growth of its EMEA Professional Search Team with Four New Hires

October, 2016

EMEA Professional Search team is expanded in France, Spain, Germany and UK

LONDON – October 4, 2016 – The Futurestep division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organisational advisory firm, has today announced that it has hired Eva Roman, Michael Younger, Kahina Feknous and Wolfgang Reelitz to further bolster their EMEA Professional Search business.

Working across various industries including, Life Sciences, Industry, Advanced Technology and within our HR Centre of Expertise (HR CoE), the four new hires will be working in France, Spain, Germany and the UK.

With eight years’ experience as an International Executive Search Consultant for the UK’s leading talent development provider in Spain, Eva Roman joins the Madrid office as a Managing Consultant within our HR CoE. She brings extensive knowledge in delivering National and International executive search projects across Europe and Latin America in all business sectors but with a core focus in the Technology, Media and Consumer/Retail sectors. In addition, she has gained valuable HR consulting experience in the fields of Assessment, Learning & Development and Coaching as well as in Employer Branding, Social Media Strategy and Internal Communications. Eva will be reporting to Ashley Mills, Head HR CoE, EMEA.

Kahina Feknous joins the French EMEA Industry Practice team as Managing Consultant. Prior to joining Korn Ferry Futurestep, Kahina was Senior Consultant for over five years at one of the top global recruitment consultancies in France. With extensive knowledge of the Energy and Mining sectors, Kahina also specialises in the recruitment of middle and top management positions. Kahina will be based in Paris and reporting to François Godin, Executive Manager Industry for France.

With a recruitment career spanning 16 years, Michael Younger joins Futurestep’s EMEA Healthcare practice as Senior Consultant and will be based in London. Michael will lead the Healthcare practice, providing tailored recruitment solutions to organisation’s across the full spectrum of the healthcare sector, both public and private, providers, commissioners, regulators, private medical insurers, and health technology. Michael will be reporting to Stijn Van Steenbergen, EMEA Market Leader Life Sciences.

Wolfgang Reelitz has joined the EMEA Advanced Technology practice based in Frankfurt. Wolfgang brings over 25 years of industry experience to Futurestep having worked extensively within the automotive market, and joins as Managing Consultant. Wolfgang worked the last 4 years as Senior Partner for a German based Executive Search firm. Wolfgang will focus on IT centric technology projects in areas such as Automotive and the Internet-of-Things. Wolfgang will be reporting to Richard Shea, Managing Director, EMEA.

“These appointments are a reflection of the investment we are making in our Professional Search business across the breadth of EMEA,” said Ettore Landini, Managing Director EMEA, Korn Ferry Futurestep. “In order to continue to deliver excellence in our client services during this rapid growth, it is crucial we have the right talent. Eva, Kahina, Michael and Wolfgang all bring with them decades of experience and knowledge of the Search industry. This will not only help us continue to drive momentum in the region, but ensure we deliver the very best services to our clients.”

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