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Let’s have greater clarity and transparency on BOD and CEO compensation

Tong Kooi Ong
Tong Kooi Ong7/16/2018 07:30 AM GMT+08  • 4 min read
Let’s have greater clarity and transparency on BOD and CEO compensation
SINGAPORE (July 16): In the past two consecutive weeks, InsiderAsia, in collaboration with The Edge Malaysia, has painstakingly compiled the total remuneration for boards of directors for all the companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as well as compensations
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SINGAPORE (July 16): In the past two consecutive weeks, InsiderAsia, in collaboration with The Edge Malaysia, has painstakingly compiled the total remuneration for boards of directors for all the companies listed on Bursa Malaysia as well as compensations for their CEOs. The latter includes not just fixed salary but also bonus, benefits in kind and share options. Next week, The Edge Singapore will carry the same information for all Singapore Exchange-listed companies.

The subject of remuneration is currently a hot topic in Malaysia, especially in respect of the chiefs of government-linked companies. The narratives and arguments for both sides of the divide are all over the news as well as social media. But that is not what I want to talk about here.

Rather, I want to highlight how analysts and investors rarely mention CEO compensation as a valuation metric. They should.

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