Senior Client Partner, ESG & Global Leader Total Rewards

Don Lowman is a Senior Client Partner and Leader of Korn Ferry’s Global Total Rewards business.

Don has worked with clients in North America, Europe and Asia designing compensation systems linked to initiatives for improving performance, retaining key executives and enhancing value creation.

He is skilled in helping senior management and boards of directors resolve conflicts and achieve consensus on difficult, and sometimes divisive, compensation and performance issues.

Don is a  frequent writer and speaker on how rewards must evolve to help organizations achieve their ESG priorities and other related contemporary business priorities.

Don emphasizes pragmatism and transparency in designing and communicating compensation solutions for clients.

Don has more than 30 years of experience consulting with companies across a range of industries in the areas of executive compensation, total reward strategy, performance management and leadership.

He co-authored Closing the Engagement Gap, a book focused on how companies can drive higher levels of employee engagement to improve business performance.

He was also a principal author of the Modern Principles for Sensible and Effective Executive Pay – a research study published jointly with the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program in Fall 2020.

Don was named one of the World’s Top 25 consultants by Consulting Magazine.

Don received a BA degree in English from Randolph-Macon College and an MBA –Finance from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.