Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) today announced that Daren Kemp will join the firm as a senior client partner and senior member of the Board and CEO practice. He will be based in the firm’s Singapore office.

Mr. Kemp brings more than 20 years' experience in global executive search. He joins Korn Ferry from a multinational search firm where he managed senior leadership appointments in the industrial and financial services sectors. While there, he was also a member of the CEO & Board practice, the global head of the Industrial practice, chairman of the firm's client service program, and held various geographic head roles.

“Daren is a venerable industry leader with a breadth of global experience working across various market sectors,” said Michael Distefano, Chief Operating Officer, Korn Ferry, Asia Pacific. “His vast experience in leadership and advisor roles and deep expertise working with board and chief executives is a welcome addition to our clients and firm; we are delighted to welcome him back to Asia Pacific.”

Previously, Mr. Kemp was managing director and CEO of Akamai Financial Markets and a director at search firm Executive Access Asia in both Hong Kong and Japan.

Mr. Kemp began his career working within the financial services industry, where he lived and worked in the key financial markets of Japan, Hong Kong, London and New York over a twelve-year period.

Mr. Kemp studied at Bishops Stortford College in Hertfordshire, UK, before acquiring his FSA licenses in London, New York, and Hong Kong.

SOURCE: Korn Ferry