Korn Ferry announced that Michael Bell has joined the firm as Senior client Partner in the Global Industrial Practice in Korn Ferry’s Miami office.
Mr. Bell joins Korn Ferry from a global recruiting firm, where he founded and co-led the Global Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Practice. Here he provided top-level executive search and leadership advisory services to a broad range of clients in the aerospace, airline, and airport sectors.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Bell worked at McKinsey & Company where he focused his efforts on the firm’s Organizational Performance Practice. Prior to McKinsey, he worked at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto, where he liaised with the dean, the faculty and the dean’s advisory council on a broad range of development areas, including strategic planning, program development, and fundraising, as well as business, community and alumni relations.
“Michael brings 22 years of experience, and has led more than 1,000 searches for aviation and aerospace organizations around the globe, including numerous CEO and C-level mandates,” said Yannick Binvel, President, Global Industrial Market , Korn Ferry. “He is a true leader in the Industrial space and we look forward to adding his deep industry knowledge and expertise to our team.”
Mr. Bell has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has authored several industry studies on leadership and published numerous articles in aviation and aerospace industry trade media and is proficient in Arabic and French.