A.T. Kearney Executive Search in New York has hired Eugene Y. Shen to be managing director of the financial institutions practice.

Mr. Shen, who has 15 years' executive search experience in the financial industry, was a founding partner of the Whitney Group, a boutique executive search firm. He will remain in New York and work with international and domestic clients.

For Whitney, he opened the Tokyo office and also worked in London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Before helping start the firm he worked in Citicorp's capital markets and multinational corporate finance divisions. He is fluent in Chinese, Italian, and Spanish and speaks some French and Japanese.

Also hired from Whitney, Marlene Berne was named an A.T. Kearney vice president in the financial institutions practice. Before Ms. Berne joined Whitney, she was a vice president in Kidder Peabody's corporate finance department.

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