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Victor Arias to Lead Korn/Ferry Diversity Initiatives

July 11, 2012

Victor Arias has been tapped to lead Korn/Kerry International's diversity and inclusion initiatives, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced.

"We are delighted to see a friend of the USHCC, Victor Arias, an influential and highly capable Hispanic executive on the ascent," said Javier Palomarez, USHCC president and CEO. "Korn/Ferry could not have selected a more qualified individual to lead its D&I initiatives."

Arias has a history of leading transformational diversity-focused programs at leading global organizations. He has more than 15 years of executive recruitment and talent management experience and has held governance roles with for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the Board & CEO Services, Real Estate and Education practices at Korn/Ferry.

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"Our firm has always placed a high premium and importance on diversity and inclusiveness," said Linda Hyman, executive vice president, global human resources at Korn/Ferry. "We are excited to evolve our approach with Victor's leadership and are delighted that he has agreed to take on this important effort."

Arias is a co-founder of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) and a board member of Popeye's Chicken, Notre Dame Institute of Latino Studies, Stanford GSB Advisory Council, and UTEP Leadership Council. He is active with diversity organizations nationally and is a frequent speaker at conferences regarding diversity on corporate boards.

Founded in 1979, the USHCC promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs, and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Korn/Kerry is a leading executive recruitment service and is based in Los Angeles. It has offices in 40 countries.

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