• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Mark Royal

Mark Royal, PhD

Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry
Mark Royal is a Korn Ferry Senior Client Partner, based in Chicago. He works with clients in a wide range of industries to enhance the inclusiveness of work environments and attraction, engagement, and retention of talent. He also plays a leading role in Korn Ferry’s research, thought leadership, and solution development in these areas. Mark directs Korn Ferry’s annual research with Fortune magazine to identify the World’s Most Admired Companies and uncover the business practices that make these companies highly regarded and highly successful. A frequent speaker, he regularly shares perspectives through publications, client presentations, webcasts, professional conferences, and Korn Ferry global events. Mark’s research has been published in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The Journal of Compensation and Benefits, and The Journal of Organizational Excellence and also featured in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Human Resource Executive, and Workforce Management. He co-authored the book The Enemy of Engagement, which gives managers new insights and tools for ensuring their teams are both willing and able to make maximum contributions. Mark holds a doctorate of philosophy and a masters degree in sociology from Stanford University and a bachelors in sociology from Yale University.
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