Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm, today announced that Oliver Read has joined Korn Ferry as a senior client partner in Hong Kong.

Mr. Read has nearly 20 years of corporate and consulting experience, specializing in the financial services industry. He has spent the past 12 years in various roles in executive search firms in Asia Pacific.

“Oliver brings impeccable executive search experience to Korn Ferry,” said Jimmy Ho, Managing Director Hong Kong, Korn Ferry. “His deep understanding of the financial services industry, as well as his strong relationships with companies and leaders in Hong Kong and beyond are invaluable to the firm and the clients we serve.”

Mr. Read moved from the U.K. to Hong Kong in 2004, soon beginning his executive search career with an international recruitment firm. He then joined a global financial services executive search consultancy in mid-2006, where he remained for eight years, taking responsibility for the region’s equity search practice, before rising to lead the global markets practice and ultimately became partner and Head of Asia.

Mr. Read joins us from a global executive search firm where for the last 4 years he has successfully completed senior level search assignments for global investment banks, hedge funds, proprietary desks and alternative investment clients.

Mr. Read graduated in 1998 with a degree in business and economics from Anglia Ruskin University and holds an Advanced Certificate in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

SOURCE: Press release