Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) announced that Prith Banerjee has joined the firm as Senior Client Partner IOT and Innovation Transformation for the Global Industrial Practice.

Mr. Banerjee joins Korn Ferry from Schneider Electric, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and a member of the Executive Committee, reporting to the Chairman and CEO. At Schneider, Mr. Banerjee was responsible for driving innovation and technology differentiation, and coordinating the R&D activities of the company across its five businesses, with 8,000 R&D personnel, and a 1.3 billion Euro R&D investment.

Previously, Mr. Banerjee worked at Accenture as Managing Director of Global Technology R&D. In this role, he oversaw the Accenture Technology Labs, which explored new and emerging technologies. He also directed the company’s annual Technology Vision research, which looked at the future of enterprise IT.

Prior to Accenture, Mr. Banerjee was Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at ABB, and before that he was Senior Vice President of Research and Director of HP Labs at Hewlett-Packard.

“Prith is a well-respected academic, computer scientist and executive with deep industry knowledge and expertise,” said Yannick Binvel, President, Global Industrial Market, Korn Ferry. “He has successfully implemented and developed innovation transformation programs at Fortune global 500 companies, and we look forward to having him join our team and help our clients to drive their IOT transformation and accelerate growth through innovation.”

Mr. Banerjee began his career in academia, in which he served 22 years as a Professor, Chairman and Dean at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. During this time, he founded two software startups – Accelchip and Binachip.

Mr. Banerjee received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

SOURCE: Korn Ferry