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Lester B Korn

November 29, 1988
Lester B. Korn, former U.S. ambassador and representative to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, has rejoined the board of Leisure Technology, Los Angeles. Korn, 52, had served as a director of the elderly-care company before he was appointed to his U.N. post. Korn co-founded Korn/Ferry International, one of the world's largest executive search firms. He currently is chairman of Korn/Ferry.
May 11, 1991
Korn/Ferry International announced Friday that Lester B. Korn, co-founder and chairman since 1969, has retired. Korn, 56, will become chairman emeritus. Richard M. Ferry, 53, now president and chief executive, will assume the additional position of chairman.
December 15, 1988
Ambassador Lester B. Korn, who recently resigned as U.S. representative to the U.N. Economic and Social Council, and his wife, Carolbeth, have committed $1 million to the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, Chancellor Charles E. Young announced. An alumnus of UCLA's School of Management, Korn is co-founder and chairman of Korn/Ferry International, an executive search firm. The convocation hall of the new management center at UCLA will be named in honor of the Korns.
October 18, 1988
Korn/Ferry International has said Ambassador Lester B. Korn, the U.S. representative on the United Nations Economic and Social Council, will rejoin the executive search firm as chairman on Oct. 21. Korn, 52, who founded the firm with Richard M. Ferry in 1969, left Korn/Ferry 16 months ago to serve at the United Nations. Ferry is president of the firm. In addition to his role on the Economic and Social Council, Korn was the alternate U.S.
March 9, 1986 | BILL SING
Increased liability, exposure to public censure and time constraints are making corporate executives increasingly reluctant to serve as outside directors of other firms, a survey shows. Meanwhile, the number of companies with female directors has not grown and minority representation actually has declined, said the survey, conducted by Korn/Ferry International, a management search firm based in Los Angeles and New York.
September 19, 1988
Midway in a four-year international effort to rescue Africa from further economic and social deterioration, the situation remains grim, progress the exception, and the outlook bleak. The result is the more appalling because most of the African nations have undertaken the painful and politically dangerous reforms that the donor nations demanded, but the rich nations have not provided the increased assistance that was to follow on the heels of reform.
October 9, 1986 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
Republican Mike Curb has borrowed $925,000 from conservative supporters in his campaign to win back his old office from Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy, new financial reports on file with the secretary of state show. Curb, formerly a major national fund-raiser for the GOP, reported receiving nine loans of $100,000 or more. The loans were used to pay for television advertising because of what his campaign manager, Fred Karger, described as a "cash flow" problem.
January 6, 1985 | BRUCE KEPPEL
Executive recruitmentby companies in the western United States continued strong last year, accounting for more than one-third of all executive hiring in the nation for the second year in a row, according to an index compiled quarterly by the executive search firm of Korn/Ferry International. The survey covers Korn/Ferry's 750 domestic clients. In the West, hiring of senior executives--those with base annual salaries of $75,000 and up--remained at 35% of the national total.
October 24, 1991 | MARY LOU LOPER
Jihan Sadat, wife of the late Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, wore her husband's image on a gold coin on a necklace and sat at the right of Lester B. Korn at the dinner on Monday at the Regent Beverly Wilshire naming Korn as International Citizen of the Year by the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles. Korn is former ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
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