European Top Executive Remuneration: What is (to come)?

05 december 2017
Joint event with Vlerick Business School


Vlerick Business School’s Executive Remuneration Research Centre is internationally recognised for its yearly study on executive remuneration throughout Europe. In this year’s edition, the sample has been extended further by also including FTSE 250 firms, bringing the total number of observations to 869. 

The brand new findings of this (yearly) study will be presented during the Executive Remuneration Conference, organised by Vlerick Business School’s Executive Remuneration Research Centre and GUBERNA. On top of reporting the new data and evolutions in it, special attention will be attributed to actual topics such as pay ratios, the link between performance and pay, and the Shareholder Rights Directive.

Don’t miss out on the chance to broaden your network, to enrich your knowledge, and subscribe for the Vlerick Executive Remuneration Conference on 5 December at Vlerick Campus Brussels.



09.30 am

Welcome coffee

10.00 am

Executive Remuneration: evidence from listed firms throughout Europe with specific focus on:

  • Country differences in executive remuneration levels and structure 
  • Sector differences 
  • Pay ratios and their drivers 
  • Who gets the carrot and who gets the stick: are CEOs paid for performance? 
  • Is your CEO getting the right pay? Towards a model  

Xavier Baeten, Professor Reward & Sustainability, Vlerick Business School

11.00 am

Coffee break

11.30 am

Keynote: Executive remuneration seen from two key European perspectives: the Shareholder Rights Directive and the transition towards sustainable finance

  • Background and rationale of SRD
  • Objectives
  • What about remuneration in the SRD?
  • Executive remuneration in the transition towards sustainable finance

Zsofia Kerecsen, Policy Officer Corporate law and Governance Unit, DG Justice, European Commission

12.00 pm

Deep-dive into the implications of the SRD on executive remuneration’s 3Ds – a focus on Belgium and The Netherlands

  • What is and what will be? A concrete analysis of current practice and what future legislation in Belgium and the Netherlands might bring

Led by Jan Van Gysegem, Attorney-Partner, Claeys & Engels Law Firm
with panel sitting in the front that can give additional comments: Lutgart Van den Berghe, Executive Director GUBERNA and Patrick Derthoo, Partner at Deloitte

1.00 pm Walking lunch

Price: €395 - reductions for:

  • Member of GUBERNA (€237)
  • Partner of GUBERNA (€0)
  • Member/Partner of the Centre for Excellence in Strategic Rewards (€237)
  • Member/Partner of the Executive Remuneration Research Centre (€0)

The price includes the report with the results of the yearly research on executive remuneration throughout Europe. 

Register now



Vlerick Campus Brussels
Bolwerklaan 21




05 dec 2017
Joint event with Vlerick Business School
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Member event
27 mrt 2018

European Top Executive Remuneration: What is (to come)?