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Caroline Nahas

Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services, Korn Ferry

THE LATEST: Longtime Korn Ferry executive Nahas specializes in advising boards on governance and recruiting, and works with companies on CEO succession planning, board building and finding C-suite executives. The Los Angeles-based company was named the nation’s best executive search firm by Forbes in March.

BACKGROUND: Korn Ferry employs approximately 7,000 and serves clients in more than 50 countries. As vice chairman of board and CEO services, Nahas’ clients including private companies, mid-cap firms and Fortune 100 businesses in a variety of industries. She is on the boards of DineEquity Inc. and the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

WORTH NOTING: Nahas is a former chairwoman of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the 2004 recipient of the Eleanor H. Raynolds Award from the Association of Executive Search Consultants.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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