Corporate Diversity Receives Powerful Advocate: Victor Arias to Lead Korn/Ferry Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The USHCC commends Korn/Ferry International, for their recent appointment of Victor Arias, Senior Client Partner, to lead the Firm’s enhanced Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. These initiatives are focused on continuing to support and evolve the firm’s strong commitment to D&I both for its clients and its own workforce.
Mr. Arias has led several transformational diversity-focused programs at leading global organizations. He has more than 15 years of executive recruitment and talent management experience and has held many governance roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations. He is currently a member of the Board & CEO Services, Real Estate and Education practices at Korn/Ferry.
“We are delighted to see friend of the USHCC, Victor Arias, an influential and highly capable Hispanic executive on the ascent,” said USHCC President & CEO, Javier Palomarez. “Korn/Ferry could not have selected a more qualified individual to lead its D&I initiatives. Mr. Arias understands that diversity is not just good – it’s good business and I have no doubt that Victor will put his expertise and integrity to excellent use for the company and its clients.”
“Since the day Korn/Ferry was founded more 40 years ago, our firm has always placed a high premium and importance on diversity and inclusiveness, represented through the clients we serve and the diverse workforce we embrace today,” said Linda Hyman, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, Korn/Ferry International. “We are excited to evolve our approach with Victor’s leadership and are delighted that he has agreed to take on this important effort.”
Mr. Arias is a co-Founder of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) and a current board member of Popeye’s Chicken, Notre Dame Institute of Latino Studies, Stanford GSB Advisory Council, and UTEP Leadership Council. He is also Trustee Emeritus for Stanford University and past Commissioner for the White House Fellows Commission. He is very active with diversity organizations nationally and a frequent speaker at conferences regarding diversity on corporate boards.
About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce:
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that combined generate in excess of $465 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit http://www.ushcc.com.
About Korn/Ferry International :
Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm delivers services and solutions that help clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development and retention of their talent. Visit www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property, and research.
SOURCE United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce