"The Board, and in turn, the Remuneration Committee (RC), must set the tone for the culture in the organisation - by placing the right people in the right jobs, determining what performance is valued, and which behaviours gets rewarded".
Shai Ganu

Around the world, and in Malaysia, compensation of executives has come under increasing scrutiny. Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) have an increasing role in the review and approval of executive compensation plans. This Masterclass focuses on how effective compensation plans for top executives can be developed. NEDs serving on Remuneration Committees, need to be able to defend pay decisions and outcomes to a wide range of stakeholders including shareholders, regulators, employees and the media.

In line with the third thematic review in the Corporate Governance (CG) Monitor 2019 on “CEO Remuneration”, this Masterclass will discuss CEO and Executive Remuneration in Malaysia and benchmarks against best practices within the region. It will review critical elements of good remuneration design, including appropriate pay levels, linkage with performance, alignment with shareholders’ interests, and ability to attract and retain key talent.



  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the Remuneration Committee and Remuneration Committee Chair
  • Identify the principles and frameworks to support responsible board and executive remuneration decisions
  • Review the approaches towards the setting of NED’s fees
  • Outline the different methods by which CEO and top executive compensation is benchmarked and measured, including design elements related to incentives and equity plans
  • Examine the linkages between executive pay and talent management



ICDM Faculty Member


Shai is the Managing Director; Rewards Business Leader – Asia Pacific of Willis Towers Watson. As one of ICDM’s esteemed Faculty Member, he has been conducting multiple learning programmes for ICDM for both bespoke and public, focusing on HR and talent matters for directors. He serves on the Compensation Committee of a leading FMCG company in ASEAN, the Human Resource and Finance Committees of not-for-profit organisations in Singapore and more recently, as a non-executive director of a listed company in Singapore.

His expertise is in the diagnosis, design and implementation of human capital solutions; notably board and executive reward frameworks, long and short-term incentive plans (equity and cash based), sales force effectiveness, organisational development, career architecture, change management and culture transformation – in other words, the attraction-motivation-retention-productivity strategies. Shai is passionate about enhancing corporate governance in Asia, helping companies make informed people-decisions based on sound analytics, and buildings and growing teams in new markets.

Tuesday | 26 November 2019




Module 1
Role of the Remuneration Committee and findings from CG Monitor 2019


Module 2
NED fees and Executive Compensation Programs


Networking Lunch


Module 3
Equity Compensation, Disclosures, Stakeholder Management


Summary and Q&A session


End of Programme

ICDM reserves the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the event and will not be responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.

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