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Lester Bernard Korn

executive , diversifed financial services company executive , Diversified financial services company executive

Lester Bernard Korn, American diversified financial services company executive. Recipient Alumni Professional Achievement award University of California at Los Angeles, 1984, Superior Honor award United States Department State, 1988, Neil H. Jacoby International award, 1990, International Citizen of Year award International Visitors Council, 1991; Korn Convocation Hall at University of California at Los Angeles dedicated in his honor, 1995.

Background

Korn, Lester Bernard was born on January 11, 1936 in New York City.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, University of California at Los Angeles, 1959. Master of Business Administration, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960. Postgraduate, Harvard Business School, 1961.

Career

Management consultant Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company, Los Angeles, 1961-1966, partner, 1966-1969. Founder, Chief Executive Officer Korn/Ferry International, 1969-1991, chairman emeritus, since 1991. United States ambassador and United States representative Economic and Social Council United Nations, 1987-1988.

Chairman, founder Korn Tuttle Capital Group, Inc., 1991. Alternate representative 42d and 43d United Nations General Assembly. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Korn Tuttle Capital Group, Inc., 1991.

Board directors Continental American Properties, Council American Ambassadors, Music Center Operating Company Los Angeles, Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles, Tenet healthcare corporation, Research and Development-Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Member United States Presidential Delaware to Observe Elections in Bosnia, 1996.

Works

book The Success Profile: A Leading Headhunter Tells You How to Get to the Top (A Fireside Book) book The Success Profile: A Leading Headhunter Tells You How to Get to the Top (A Fireside Book) book The Success Profile

Membership

Trustee University of California at Los Angeles Foundation. Board overseers and board visitors Anderson Graduate School Management, University of California at Los Angeles. Trustee, founding member Dean's Council University of California at Los Angeles, Performing Arts Center Los Angeles, since 1999.

Member advisory council American Heart Association. Special advisor, delegate United Nations Educational Inter-governor Conference on Education for International Understanding, Cooperative, Peace, 1983. Advisory board Women in Film Foundation, 1983-1984.

Chairman Commission on Citizen Participation in Government, State of California, 1979-1982. Board directors John Douglas French Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease. Member Republican National Executive Finance Committee, 1985, President's Commission White House Fellowships, Republican Eagles.

Honorary chairperson 50th American Presidential Inaugural, 1985. Co-chairman Southern California region National Conference of Christians and Jews. Member United States Presidential Delaware to observe elections in Bosnia, 1996. member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Business Conference (founding member), Council American Ambassadors, Producers Guild of America, Hillcrest Country Club, Rockefeller Center Club.