Vice Chairman and Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
Caroline W. Nahas is vice chairman and senior client partner within Korn Ferry’s board and CEO services practice, based in Los Angeles. She specializes in recruiting board directors and C-suite executives for a wide range of clients in a variety of industries. She serves as lead director on the board of DineEquity Inc., parent company of IHOP and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants. She is the chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and sits on the compensation committee.
Active in many civic groups, Nahas recently completed a three-year term as chair of the board of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. She also serves on the board of advisors and executive committee for the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
A seasoned recruiter, Nahas was active and public in the aftermath of the economic downturn, voicing her interest in helping executives succeed amid a financial crisis that affected people working in all sectors and at every level of their profession.
Nahas has served on United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ corporate board of directors since the late 1990s and has chaired both its philanthropic Tocqueville Society and its nominating committee. In the midst of the economic crisis, she committed to a three-year term as chair of the board, remarking on her appointment that she felt honored to serve at a “time of unprecedented need.”
Nahas was recognized nationally by her peers, receiving the Eleanor H. Raynolds Award from the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), based on a career of excellence in executive search, as well as an ongoing dedication to volunteerism.