Korn/Ferry International and IBB Management Join ForcesBy Kornferry International, PRNE
Sunday, May 22, 2011
CASABLANCA, Morocco, May 23, 2011 -
Korn/Ferry (NYSE: KFY), the premier provider of integrated talent
management solutions, and IBB Management Executive Search headquartered in
Casablanca, Morocco, announced today that they have formed an alliance. For
Korn/Ferry, the alliance offers an ideal opportunity to expand its reach into
the Moroccan market while IBB Management gains access to Korn/Ferry's global
executive search network.
At the core of the alliance is a mutual exclusive referral relationship
for executive search assignments. On May 19, 2011, Abdelaziz Bennis, Managing
Director of IBB Management, and Juerg-Herbert Baertschi, Vice President
Operations Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of Korn/Ferry, signed the
alliance referral agreement in front of the Moroccan and international press
in Casablanca. While Korn/Ferry will refer search assignments involving
Morocco to IBB Management, IBB Management will refer its international
business to Korn/Ferry. "We consider Northern Africa and the Middle East a
strategic growth region, and are confident that IBB Management with its
strong regional presence and high-level expertise will add to our network,"
said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, president of Korn/Ferry EMEA.
In order to bring the alliance to fruition, Korn/Ferry and IBB Management
will be working together closely over the next several months. "Our alliance
reflects the wish of our Moroccan and international clients who voiced their
increasing need for proven professional solutions and high quality to enhance
their strategic and organizational stakes in the region," said Abdelaziz
Bennis, managing director of IBB Management. "The geographical position of
Morocco as a bridge between Europe and Africa and the announcement of the
planned introduction of Morocco into the gulf cooperation council,
constitutes key elements of success for our customers' investments and are a
means to create a triangular relation between our offices," said Paul Turner,
senior client partner and global alliance ambassador, Korn/Ferry.
About Korn/Ferry International
Korn/Ferry (NYSE: KFY), with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia
Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of
talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array
of solutions that help clients to attract, deploy, develop and reward their
talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on the Korn/Ferry
International family of companies, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for
thought leadership, intellectual property and research.
About IBB Management
Founded in 2006, IBB Management is specialized in executive search and
recruitment by direct approach of top managers and board members. Operating
from Morocco in the Middle East / Northern Africa region, IBB Management acts
on account of both local and international corporations. Thanks to its expert
team of 10 consultants, IBB Management has successfully completed more than
600 high-level search and recruitment assignments in Northern Africa and the
Middle-East. Visit www.ibbmanagement.com/ for more information.
Korn/Ferry International, Juerg-Herbert Baertschi, +41-43-366-77-41, jhb at kornferry.com; or IBB Management, Mr. Abdelaziz Bennis, +1-212-522-365-301, abdelaziz.bennis at ibbmanagement.com
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