Korn Ferry announces appointment of senior client partner
He will be based out of Korn Ferry’s London office.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Hammerich led the European Leadership & Succession Practice for a global executive search firm, working extensively with C-suite executives and board members at major Nordic, European and global technology clients. Before this he led the European and Global Technology Sector and was instrumental in establishing its presence in the Nordic region. He has considerable experience in advising clients on how to align a company's talent portfolio with the overall business strategy and company culture.
Previously, Hammerich worked for Apple Computer as the U.K. Regional Marketing Director, based in London, and as EMEA Marketing Manager for the Education Business Unit based in Paris. Before that, he held various sales and marketing management positions at Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard in Denmark.
“Kai will focus primarily on expanding the firm’s integrated capabilities. His wealth of experience and relationships are a strong fit to our business as we continue to further establish our presence and extend our brand deeper into this growing, important area,” said Bernard Zen-Ruffinen, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Korn Ferry.
Hammerich received his M.B.A. from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his M.Sc. in economics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is fluent in Danish, English, Swedish and Norwegian.
He is a published author and distinguished thought leader, co-authoring a book called Fish Can’t See Water, on how national culture impacts organizational culture and business success.